Station Id: DED
Location: Deadhorse, AK
Latitude: 70.3552°N
Longitude: 148.7928°W
Geomagnetic Latitude: 70.26°N*
Geomagnetic Longitude: 256.53°E*
Elevation: 10 meters
Orientation: HDZF

* IGRF values as of 2015.

Deadhorse Geomagnetic Observatory sign.

Background

The Deadhorse magnetic observatory is the newest USGS observatory, with initial operational capability established in March 2010. This observatory is unique in that it is a public-private partnership between the USGS and Schlumberger. The observatory was constructed by Schlumberger in cooperation with the USGS under a technical assistance agreement. The observatory will be operated by Schlumberger personnel under USGS guidance and following Intermagnet standards. The observatory is important to the Geomagnetism Program because it expands the coverage of USGS observatories in the auroral zone and Alaska. The geomagnetic data produced by this observatory will fill a critical geographic gap in the collection of magnetic data, and the data will be made available to the general public and global scientific community.

Photos

Main observatory building.
Main observatory building.
Communications building.
Communications building.
Interior of building with two sensor piers.
Interior of building with two sensor piers.
Installing the building over the instument piers and
        onto pilings.
Installing the building over the instrument piers and onto pilings.
The prefabricated building, prior to deployment onsite.
The prefabricated building, prior to deployment onsite.
* Pictures courtesy of CH2M Hill.