Geophysical Variations During the Total Solar Eclipse in 2006 in Turkey

ATEŞ A., Buyuksarac A., BEKTAŞ Ö.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, cilt.20, sa.3, ss.337-342, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3906/yer-0906-14
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.337-342


It has been observed that some geophysical parameters could be changed during a solar eclipse. We have therefore measured gravity and magnetic fields during solar eclipses. We also measured the gravity field during the previous eclipse on the 11(th) of August, 1999. Gravity measurements on the 29(th) of March, 2006 are compared with previous gravity measurements at the same location during the eclipse on the 11(th) of August, 1999. Both showed the same behaviour during the eclipses. Gravity measurements showed fluctuations during both eclipses. A decrease in the intensity of the magnetic field was observed. Low-pass filtered magnetic data show peculiarity during the eclipse which can be correlated with the fluctuations in the gravity fields.