The NanoTesla LNV-01 Triaxial FluxGate Magnetometer is a highly sensitive instrument that records the direction and intensity of the earth's magnetic field at our location on Jenny Jump mountain. The sensor is mounted at the base of a cliff to shield it from electromagnetic interference originating in the Hackettstown area. Data continually recorded at two-second intervals are highly influenced by space weather in the magnetosphere. The primary sources of space weather are variations in electromagnetic and particulate output of the sun.
The magnetometer has been functioning without problems since June of 2008, and collects data every 2 seconds, 24-hours a day. A Plexiglas cover was installed over the instrumentation and the cable to the magnetometer head have been buried underground. Display posters explaining the project were created and posted at UACNJ.