Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 13, 147–170, 2022

Special issue: History of geophysical institutes and observatories

Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 13, 147–170, 2022
26 Aug 2022
Article | 26 Aug 2022

History of Kakioka Magnetic Observatory

Ikuko Fujii and Shingo Nagamachi

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Kakioka Magnetic Observatory (KMO) has been monitoring the geomagnetic field and electric field at Kakioka, Japan, since 1913. It has promoted a variety of observations and research activities. In 1972, KMO developed the Kakioka Automatic Standard Magnetometer (KASMMER) system, which enabled them to provide geomagnetic field data of the highest quality. Today, KMO operates a network of observatories in Japan and maintains the observations with the longest history in East Asia.