Antarctic magnetism observations, 1840s

Antarctic magnetism observations, 1840s

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Caption: Antarctic magnetism observations. 19th-century observations of the intensity of the magnetic force in Antarctica, recorded on the expedition commanded by Captain James Clark Ross between July 1840 and April 1841. At top left is the region of Antarctica known as Victoria Land. Van Diemen's Land is at bottom left. The Kerguelen Islands are at far right. These observations were published as part of the article 'Contributions to Terrestrial Magnetism' by British geophysicist Edward Sabine (1788-1883). Published in volume 133 (1843) of 'Philosophical Transactions', the journal of the Royal Society of London.

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