Now it will be possible to catch Aurora Borealis in Gornoknyazevsk
14:19 27 октября 2015
Категории: News in English
A device measuring magnetic field of the Earth was set in the settlement Gornoknyazevsk on the territory of the natural and ethnographic complex.
The network of such stations is necessary to forecast magnetic disturbances. Larger is the network, more precise is the forecast that also predicts appearing of northern lights – Aurora Borealis. A researcher of the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, the Ionosphere and Radio-wave Propagation of the RAS Alexander Amiantov told journalists about the device.
According to his words, a small magnet with a mirror hangs on thin threads of quartz with the thickness of 1.2 mm. The light that is reflected by photocells, which convert it into an electrical signal, falls on the mirror. After that a computer digitizes the signal, processes it and sends to the server of the Institute on GPRS. There it is processed, temperature corrections are input. The institute can send the ready data to everyone, who wishes and needs them.
According to the words of Alexander Amiantov, the institute makes and sets such devices during the latest 2-3 years, since the time, when the network with communication on GPRS appeared. It is practically an autonomic station that does not need a human. An accumulator is enough for 5 days even if the network is disconnected. In Kharasavey such station has been working for the third year. There is one more on Beliy Island. With increase of the network it is planned to bring accuracy of forecasting up to several hours. The magnetometer in Gornoknyazevsk is the third in Yamal. It is planned to set such device in the settlement Seyakha, Yamalskiy district and, probably, in the town Nadym.