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Magnetic Storms

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence and data, 1926-1947

 sub-subseries
Identifier: Coll-37/C.195-C.198
Scope and Contents

The material consists of 4 files containing correspondence and data with Edward Appleton relating to magnetic storms.

Dates: 1926-1947

Correspondence from E.H. Rayner of the National Physical Laboratory to Edward Appleton with data and reports, 1926-1928

 File
Identifier: Coll-37/C.195
Scope and Contents

Correspondence from E.H. Rayner of the National Physical Laboratory (N.P.L.) regarding forecasting magnetic storms, dated 1926. The material includes data and reports on occurrence and prediction of magnetic storms, sent to Appleton by the N.P.L., 1926-1928. Also included is a report on a magnetic storm in Japan, 1926.

Dates: 1926-1928

Correspondence from R. Naismith to Edward Appleton, 1940

 File
Identifier: Coll-37/E.76
Scope and Contents

Correspondence from R. Naismith to Edward Appleton, dated 1940. The material includes data, graphs, comments on results, two short reports on magnetic storms (April), report on 'ionospheric discussion' (November), and also a letter and data on sunspots from H.W. Newton.

Dates: 1940

Correspondence from T.W. Bennington with Edward Appleton, 1946

 File
Identifier: Coll-37/C.421
Scope and Contents

Correspondence from T.W. Bennington with Edward Appleton, dated 1946. The material includes reports and notes on magnetic disurbances.

Dates: 1946

File containing notes by Edward Appleton, 1932-1933 and no date

 File
Identifier: Coll-37/C.193
Scope and Contents

File containing 4 notes by Edward Appleton. The mnaterial consists of 'Some Conclusions by E.V.A.' [Edward Victor Appleton], manuscript notes and data using Tromsö data, 1932 and 1933; 'Note on variation of magnetic storminess'. 1 page note which refers to Tromsö, no date; 'Note on Magnetic and Ionospheric Phenomena', 1 page, no date; and 'Magnetic Storms and Ionospheric Changes', 1 page, no date.

Dates: 1932-1933 and no date

File containing notes by Edward Appleton, 1938 and no date

 File
Identifier: Coll-37/C.194
Scope and Contents

File containing notes by Edward Appleton. The material consists of 'Magnetic Storms and Magnetic Activity', 1 page note, no date which refers to Tromsö; 'Remarks on Dr. Chapman 's note on radio fade-outs and the associated magnetic disturbances', a note which was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 43, 1938; 'The Relation between Magnetic and Ionospheric Storms', a 2 page note, no date and written on wartime paper; and miscellaneous shorter notes and drafts.

Dates: 1938 and no date

Ionospheric storm calculations, c. 1943-1958

 File
Identifier: Coll-37/F.68
Scope and Contents

The material consists of ionospheric storm calculations, the date range is 1943-1958 though some charts are undated.

Dates: c. 1943-1958

Magnetic Storms, c. 1920-1947

 Sub-Series
Identifier: Coll-37/C.192-C.198
Scope and Contents

The material consists of files relating to magnetic storms. Edward Appleton's own notes and drafts appear at Coll-37/C.192-C.194. Data, correspondence with colleagues, etc. follow at Coll-37/C.195-C.198.

Dates: c. 1920-1947

R.D.F. [Radar Detection Finding] and radar, ionised air, recombination and negative ions and storms, 1913-1960

 File
Identifier: Coll-27/G.26
Scope and Contents

The material consists of offprints of papers (not by Edward Appleton), relating to R.D.F. [Radar Detection Finding] and radar, ionised air, recombination and negative ions and storms, 1913-1960.

Dates: 1913-1960

'Wilson's Theory of Thunderstorms', c. 1920

 File
Identifier: Coll-37/C.192
Scope and Contents

The material consists of 5 pages of manuscript notes, probably taken c.1920 and with annotations added later in blue pencil. Also included is a sequence of manuscript notes by another, on the same subject, and a reprint of C.T.R. Wilson's Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Paper 'Investigations on lightning discharges and on the electric field of thunderstorms', 1920.

Dates: c. 1920