Articles | Volume 4, issue 2
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 4, 155–159, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-4-155-2015
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 4, 155–159, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-4-155-2015

Research article 12 Aug 2015

Research article | 12 Aug 2015

Snowstorm at the geomagnetic observatory

R. Čop R. Čop
  • Institute Terra Viva, Sv. Peter 115, 6333 Sečovlje/Sicciole, Slovenia

Abstract. The Sinji Vrh Geomagnetic Observatory (hereinafter the Observatory) is situated on Gora above Ajdovščina, a highland karst plateau, in the southwestern part of Slovenia. The Observatory operates in exceptional geological and meteorological conditions due to its location. The very first measurements at the time of initial tests showed that weather fronts induce changes in the local magnetic field. The first measurements intended to determine the value of this influence were carried out at the end of summer 2011. In 2013 the first such measurements were carried out in January. This article presents the results of these measurements, showing how the snowstorm induced changes in Earth's magnetic field.

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The Sinji Vrh Geomagnetic Observatory is situated on Gora above Ajdovščina, a highland karst plateau, in the southwestern part of Slovenia, and operates in exceptional geological and meteorological conditions due to its location. The measurements intended to determine the value of influences of weather fronts on the local magnetic field were carried out in January 2013. This article presents the results of these measurements, showing how the snowstorm induced changes in earth's magnetic field.