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Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 6, 107-131, 2015
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Special issue: History of geophysical institutes and observatories

Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 6, 107-131, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-6-107-2015
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the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Review article 16 Sep 2015

Review article | 16 Sep 2015

Colaba–Alibag magnetic observatory and Nanabhoy Moos: the influence of one over the other

P. B. Gawali et al.
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Colonial era Colaba-Alibag MO, operational since 1841, contains valuable information on geomagnetic phenomena of different periodicities. First Indian director Nanabhoy Moos compiled Colaba data and interpreted them radically differently, echoing current understanding. Moos rejected terrestrial origins for magnetic storms and tried to bind together meteorological, seismological and geomagnetic realms. Colaba instruments have historical and scientific significance. Move to Alibag was incidental.
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