NOAA Logo, NOAA Satellites and Information, National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC).


Geomag top navigation banner
Links to related web resources go to NOAA's Space Weather Now DoD World Magnetic Model Home Links and descriptions of magnetic field models and software go to the Geomagnetic Data Home go to all data and information Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Go to the Space Physics Interactive Data Resource Geomagnetic Data online at NGDC

A Sampler of Titles Archived by NGDC

The following is a sample list, sorted by author, of reports contained in the Report 51 Bibliography of Historical Geomagnetic Main Field Survey and Secular Variation Reports at the WDC-A for Solid Earth Geophysics. The information contained in SE-51 is also available as a digital database. Most of the reports listed are available on magnetic tape as PCX images.


  • Description of Ritchie's Liquid Steering Compasses, with Accompanying Drawings and Ritchie's Monitor Compass;
  • Bache, A. D. Abstract of a Discussion of the Horizontal Component of the Magnetic Force from Observations made at the Girard College Observatory, Philadelphia, in the Years 1840 - 1845; 1862.
  • Bache, A. D. Observations at the Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory at the Girard College, Philadelphia: 1840 - 1845; 1847.
  • Bauer, L. A. First Report upon Magnetic Work in Maryland; 1897.
  • Broun, John Allan Observations in Magnetism and Meteorology Made at Makerstoun in Scotland in the Observatory of Gen. Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane in 1844; 1848.
  • Broun, John Allan Observations in Magnetism and Meteorology Made at Makerstoun in Scotland; 1849.
  • The Bureau of Navigation of the Department of the Navy The Variation of the Compass:; 1886.
  • Chambers, Charles Dreckman; Narayen, Nene Vinayek; Chambers, Frederick Magnetical and Meteorological Observations made at the Government Observatory, Bombay in the Year 1883 - 1890; 1884 / 1891.
  • Christie, S. Hunter Discussion of the Magnetic Observations Made by Captain Back, R.N. During His Late Arctic Expedition; 1836.
  • Cirera, P. Ricardo Geomagnetism in the Philippines (El Magnetismo Terrestre en Filipinas); 1893.
  • Curtis, G. E. Hourly Readings of the Declinometer, Dec. 1881 - Sept. 9, 1882: Ooglaamie, Alaska; 1883.
  • Davis, Gualterio G. Enlightening Notes upon the Climate in the Republic of Argentina (Ligeros Apuntes Sobre el Clima de la Republica Argentina); 1889.
  • De Gasparis, A. Notes on the Values of Magnetic Inclination (Avvertenze e Valori dell'Inclinazione Magnetica); 1885.
  • De Souza, J. A. Monthly Magnetic Determinations from December 1866 to May 1869 Inclusive, Made at the University of Coimbra; 1869.
  • Dechevrens, Marc Bulletin of Magnetic and Meteorological Observations (Bulletin des Observations Magnetiques et Meteorologiques); 1894 / 1907.
  • Delporte, A.; Gillis, L. Astronomic and Magnetic Observations in the Territory of the Independent State of the Congo ( Observations Astronomiques & Magnetiques sur le Territoire de L'Etat Independant du Congo); 1892.
  • Denza, P. F. Magnetic Inclination at Torino; 1885.
  • Elliot, C. M. Magnetical Observations Made at the Honorable East India Company's Magnetical Observatory at Singapore in the Years 1841 - 1845; 1851.
  • Elliot, Charles M. Magnetic Survey of the Eastern Archipelago; 1851.
  • Evans, Frederick J. On the Magnetic Character of the Armour-plated Ships of the Royal Navy, and on the Effect on the Compass of Particular Arrangements of Iron in a Ship; 1865.
  • Fritsche, Hermann P. Magnetic Observations at 509 Locations in Asia and Europe During the Period 1867 - 1894 (Observations Magnetiques sur 509 lieux Faites en Asia et en Europe pendant la periode de 1867 - 1894); 1897.
  • Fritsche, Hermann P. Results of Astronomical and Magnetic Observations (Resultate aus Astronomischen und Magnetischen Beobachtung); 1874.
  • Gaimard, M. Paul Voyages of the Scientific Commission of the North in Scandanavia to Spitzberg and Feroe: 1838, 1839 & 1840 (Voyages de la Commission Scientifique du Nord, Scandinavie, En Laponie au Spitzberg aux Feroe: 1838, 1839 & 1840); 1840.
  • Galton, F. Chairman Kew Committee The Kew Observatory, Richmond, Surrey 1890 - 1899; 1890.
  • Gelcich, Eugen Magnetic Location Determinations at the South-East Austrian-Hungarian Border (Magnetiische Ortsbestimmungen an den sudostlichen Grenzen Ostereich-Ungarns); 1888.
  • Gilliss, J. M. Magnetical and Meteorological Observations made at Washington Under Orders of the Honorable Secretary of the Navy, August 13, 1838; 1845.
  • Hann, J. Year book of the K. K. Central Establishment for Meteorology and Geomagnetism (Jahrbucher der K.K. Central-Anstalt fur Meteorologie und Erdmagnetismus); 1882.
  • Hilgard, J. E. Magnetic Observations on the Boundry Line between the United States and Mexico Under the Treaty of 1853; 1855.
  • Hilgard, J. E.; Schott, Charles A. Report Appendices for 1874, 1876, 1879, 1880, 1882, 1886; 1874 / 1886.
  • Jelinek, Carl; Fritsch, Carl Yearbook of the K.K. Central Organization for Meteorology and Geomagnetism (Jahrbucher der K.K. Central-Anstalt Fur Meteorologie und Erdmagnetismus); 1867.
  • Kingston, J. I. Abstracts and Results of Magnetical and Meteorological Observatons at the Magnetic Observatory, Toronto, Canada; 1875.
  • Konkoly, Thege Miklos History of the O'Gyalla Observatory; 1898.
  • Kreil, Karl Magnetic and Meteorological Observations of Prague: 1840 - 1842 (Magnetische und meteorologische Beobachtungen zu Prag: 1840 - 1842); 1841.
  • Le Comte Cancrine, M.; Kupffer, A. T. Yearbook of Magnetism and Meteorology of the Russian Corps of Mining Engineers (Annuaire Mangetique et Meteorologique de Corps Ingenieurs des Mines de Russie); 1843.
  • Littlehales, G. W. The Secular Change in the Direction of the Terrestrial Mangnetic Field at the Earth's Surface; 1899.
  • Liznar, Josef Concerning Magnetic Declination and Inclination at Vienna: 1852 - 1871 (Uber die magnetische Declination and Inclination zu Wien: 1852 - 1871); 1877.
  • Mahmoud-Effendi Records of the Present Condition of Isoclinic and Isodynamic Lines (Memoire sur L'Etat Actuel Des Lignes Isocliniques Et Isodynamiques); 1856.
  • Missionaries of the Society of Jesus (Missionnaires de la Compagnie de Jesus) Yearbook for Zi-Ka-Wei Observatory; 1886.
  • Moureaux, M. Th. The Magnetic Anomaly of the Paris Basin (L'Anomalie Magnetique du Bassin De Paris); 1891.
  • Pardo De Figueroa, Don Rafael Compensation of Magnetic Declination in the Iberian Peninsula (Compensacion de Declinaciones Magneticas en la Peninsula Iberica); 1895.
  • Preston, E. D. Magnetic and Gravity Observations on the West Coast of Africa and at Some Islands in the North and South Atlantic; 1890.
  • Quetelet, A. Geomagnetism in Italy (Manetisme Terrestre en Italie); 1840.
  • The Royal Observatory of Brussels Yearbook of the Royal Observatory of Brussels; 1881.
  • Sabine, Edward Observations Made at the Magnetical and Meteorological Observatory at Hobarton, Van Diemen Island and by the Antarctic Naval Expedition; 1850.
  • Sandkuhl, Ernst Results of Meteorological and Magnetic Observatons at Clausthal from January 1, 1876 to January 1, 1886; 1887.
  • Schott, Charles A. Contributions to Terrestrial Magnetism, Appendix No. 139; 1886.
  • Schott, Charles A. Magnetic Dip and Intensity with Their Secular Variation and Geographical Distribution in the United States; 1886.
  • Schott, Charles A. The Magnetic Work of the Greely Arctic Expedition: 1881-1884; 1889.
  • Schott, Charles A. Methods and Results: Report upon Magnetic Observations made at the U.S. Polar Station Ooglaamie, Point Barrow, Alaska 1881-1882-1883; 1883.
  • Schott, Charles A. Report on Results of Magnetic Observations, both Absolute and Differential, at Key West, 1860 to 1866; 1874.
  • Schuck, Albert Magnetic Observations at Hamburg Bay, the German Bay of the North Sea and Central Regions (Magnetische Beobachtungen an der Hamburger Bucht, deutsche Bucht der Nordsee, mittlerer Theil; 1898.
  • Stelling, E. W. Magnetic Observations from a Journey to Urga in the Summer of 1893 ( Magnetische Beobachtungen auf einer Reise nach Urga im Sommer 1893); 1895.
  • U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Magnetic Observations made at the Girard College Magnetic Observatory, 1840-1845; 1846.
  • The U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Report of the Superintendent of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1895; 1896.
  • Wesselowski, K. Report of the Proceedings and Results of the Third International Polar Conference (Bericht uber die Verhandlungen und Ergebnisse der 3. internationalen Polar-Konferenz); 1881.
  • Weyer, G. D. E. Concerning the Secular Variation of Magnetic Declination in Rio de Janerio (Uber die sakulare Variation der magnetischen Deklination in Rio de Janeiro; 1888.
  • Wild, Henry Fixed Observations of Geomagnetic Elements and Magnetic Storms at the Pavlovsk Observatory (Termins-Beobachtungen der Erdmagnetischen Elemente und Erdstrome im Observatorium zu Pawlowsk); 1885.