VARIANT The major goal of the
VARIANT project onboard SICH-1M satellite is to carry out the study of field-aligned
currens as a part of Space Weather program. It includes direct measurements of
current density in the ionosphere combined with the measurements of the
magnetic and electric field fluctuations that can serve as new elements in the
data set of signatures of the solar wind-magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling.
The secondary goal of VARIANT experiment is the statistical study of minor
seismogenic effects in the ionosphere and their comparison with the background
noise statistical data set. Tentative launch date is year 2003.
STATION ENVIRONMENT STUDY LC ISR is Co-PI of the international experiment OBSTANOVKA-1 onboard the
Russian segment of the International Space Station (ISS). The main goal of the
experiment is to develop the methodology and instrumentation for EM phenomena
investigation in the ISS environment. To fulfil this goal the automatic mini-buoys
and necessary operation procedures are under development. Tentative launch
date is year 2004.
INVESTIGATIONS AT UKRANIAN ANTARCTIC STATION “AKADEMIK VERNADSKY” Three-component flux-gate
magnetometer LEMI-008 was installed in the magnetic observatory “Argentine
Islands”, Ukrainian Antarctic station “Academik Vernadsky”, in the
beginning of 2000. In January 2001, the equipment for satellite transmission
of magnetometer, which provides the communication via geostationary satellite
GOES-E, was installed. On March 11, 2001, the permanent transmission of the
LEMI-008 magnetometer data has started. The data are being cumulated on FTP-server
after processing in the Canadian information center. Early
in 2002 new high-sensitivity system for magnetic field 0.3¸300
Hz variations based on LEMI-112A sensors has been installed. It expandes range
of on-site EMF studies and sets Ukrainian Antarctic Station as one of the
world's best equiped.
LCISR is responsible for the operation of electromagnetic polygon there.
Remote sensing as a tool of seismic hazards monitoring.
project to study the ULF electromagnetic phenomena related to earthquakes.
earthquake precursors monitoring methodology.
earthquakes preparatory zones location.
electromagnetic monitoring of earthquakes.