International Journal of Biometeorology

, Volume 62, Issue 4, pp 501–512 | Cite as

Geomagnetic storm under laboratory conditions: randomized experiment

  • Yu I. Gurfinkel
  • A. L. Vasin
  • R. Yu Pishchalnikov
  • R. M. Sarimov
  • M. L. Sasonko
  • T. A. Matveeva
Original Paper

Abstract

The influence of the previously recorded geomagnetic storm (GS) on human cardiovascular system and microcirculation has been studied under laboratory conditions. Healthy volunteers in lying position were exposed under two artificially created conditions: quiet (Q) and storm (S). The Q regime playbacks a noise-free magnetic field (MF) which is closed to the natural geomagnetic conditions on Moscow’s latitude. The S regime playbacks the initially recorded 6-h geomagnetic storm which is repeated four times sequentially. The cardiovascular response to the GS impact was assessed by measuring capillary blood velocity (CBV) and blood pressure (BP) and by the analysis of the 24-h ECG recording. A storm-to-quiet ratio for the cardio intervals (CI) and the heart rate variability (HRV) was introduced in order to reveal the average over group significant differences of HRV. An individual sensitivity to the GS was estimated using the autocorrelation function analysis of the high-frequency (HF) part of the CI spectrum. The autocorrelation analysis allowed for detection a group of subjects of study which autocorrelation functions (ACF) react differently in the Q and S regimes of exposure.

Keywords

Capillary blood velocity Arterial blood pressure Cardio intervals Magnetic field generation Geomagnetic storm Autocorrelation analysis Correlation analysis 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Gurfinkel Yu I. and Sasonko M.L. were partly supported in this work by Grant No. 15-04-02945 of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu I. Gurfinkel
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. L. Vasin
    • 1
  • R. Yu Pishchalnikov
    • 3
  • R. M. Sarimov
    • 3
  • M. L. Sasonko
    • 1
    • 2
  • T. A. Matveeva
    • 3
  1. 1.Research Clinical Center of JSC “Russian Railways”MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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