From tomorrow, and lasting for a few weeks, the SAMNET Lancaster magnetometer (LAN2) will be turned off. This is due to infrastructure improvement works at the Hazelrigg Weather Station field site. Data users may have noticed that the magnetometer has been acting a little odd recently and so LAN2 had already been removed from the AuroraWatch UK alert pipeline (i.e. it could not be used to issue alerts).
We’ll update when the magnetometer is back up and running.
AuroraWatch UK alerts will still be issued throughout these works, using the default Crooktree (CRK2) magnetometer. (Yes, even though it’s summer time…)