Resolution No.7 (1995): Geomagnetic observation in Russia for the AE indices

IAGA, noting the importance of data from the four Russian geomagnetic observatories, Dixon, Tixie Bay, Cape Chelyuskin, and Cape Wellen, in the derivation of the AE Index, which plays an important role in investigations of the solar-terrestrial environment, and recognising that the present delay in the derivation of the AE Index is caused by difficulties of digitisation of analogue data and the lack of rapid transmission of the Russian data, urges that priority be given to deriving a near-real time AE Index by accelerating the responsible Russian agencies and related organisations overseas to cooperate in the maintenance of the four observatories, installation of digital magnetometers at those observatories, and improvement of transmission.