Geophysical Variations During the Total Solar Eclipse in 2006 in Turkey


ATEŞ A., Buyuksarac A., BEKTAŞ Ö.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES, vol.20, no.3, pp.337-342, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/yer-0906-14
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.337-342
  • Keywords: total solar eclipse, gravity measurements, magnetic measurements, power spectrum, low pass filtering, AUGUST 11

Abstract

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.