[Blueboard] Ateneo Physics News

Quirino Jr. M. Sugon qsugon at ateneo.edu
Fri Dec 16 11:32:46 PHT 2016

AMBER magnetometer installation at MO Davao station and NAMRIA Magnetic

Two AMBER (African Meridian B-field Education and Research) magnetometers
were installed in the Philippines. The first was installed at Manila
Observatory’s Davao station, Matina Hills in 12 February 2016 and the other
at the Magnetic Observatory of the Philippine National Mapping and Resource
Information Agency (NAMRIA), Muntinlupa in 13 June 2016. The principal
investigator of the AMBER project is Dr. Mark Moldwin from the University
of Michigan, while the principal investigator of the AMBER expansion
project is Dr. Endawoke Yizengaw from the Institute of Scientific Research
of Boston College. The installations in the Philippines were led by Dr.
James Simpas and Clint Bennett. Dr. James Simpas is an Assistant Professor
of the Department of Physics of Ateneo de Manila University and head of
Urban Air Quality / Instrumentation Technology Development and programs
(UAQ/ITD) at Manila Observatory. Clint Bennett is an Instructor at the
Department of Physics of Ateneo de Manila University, Coordinator of the
Philippine MAGDAS (Magnetic Data Acquisition System) Network, and research
staff of the Upper Dynamics Program of Manila Observatory.

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Dr. Quirino Sugon Jr.

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Ateneo de Manila University (on
Program Manager, Upper Atmosphere Dynamics, Manila Observatory (on leave)
Associate Professor, International Center for Space Weather Science and
Education, Kyushu University
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