Revista Boliviana de Física
versão impressa ISSN 1562-3823
RICALDI YARVI, Edgar e MIRANDA LOZA, Pedro. INTERCOMPARACION DE LOS REGISTROS DE LOS OBSERVATORIOS DE VILLA REMEDIOS Y PATACAMAYA. Revista Boliviana de Física [online]. 2008, vol.14, n.14, pp. 85-99. ISSN 1562-3823.
The magnetic records of the observatory of Villa Remedios (REM), obtained from modern digital equipment, and those ofthe observatory of Patacamaya (PTY), obtained from old analogical equipment, installed in different locations were submitted to a spectral analysis of amplitudes and frequencies. The analysis involved recording ever shorter time intervals until reaching the instruments maximum frequency of 0,0083Hz. The correlations realized indicate that the old observatory has sensors (pendent magnetic needles) that are more sensitive than those of the modern observatory (coils of the Flux Gate type). However, the records of the modern observatory are subject to rigid control and minimal sources of error. The automation of the old observatory and its functioning in the same place as the modern one would allow to solve this controversy.
Palavras-chave : geomagnetism; laboratory procedures; observation and data reduction techniques.