Magnetometric Measurements started in Armenia
Figure 1 Comparison of the geomagnetic storm, detected by the new facility in Nor Amberd and DST index calculated by Kyoto magnetic observatory (DST is measured in relative units; Nor Amberd magnetometer – in absolute)
One-minute time series of the 3-dimensional measurements of the geomagnetic field will enter data base of the Aragats Space Environmental Center (ASEC) and will highly improve research of correlations of the geomagnetic parameters and changes of the fluxes of cosmic rays now underway at Aragats. ASEC measures neutral and charged fluxes of secondary cosmic rays (Chilingarian et.al. 2005); correlations of changes of these fluxes with geomagnetic parameters and Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) parameters measured by facilities of the ACE space station located 1.5 mln. km from Earth will assist to understand Solar influence on the Earth environments (see, for instance Bostanjyan & Chilingarian, 2009). Measurements of geomagnetic field from Nor Amberd will support forewarning of the upcoming major geomagnetic storm to be started by CRD in 2010.
Chilingarian A., et al., Correlated measurements of secondary cosmic ray fluxes by the Aragats Space – Environmental Center monitors, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res., A543, 483-496, 2005.
N. Bostanjyan, A.Chilingarian, Cosmic Ray Intensity increases detected by ASEC monitors during the 23rd solar activity cycle in correlation with Geomagnetic storms, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2009, in press.