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MAGNETIC REPEAT STATION NETWORK IN ITALY AND MAGNETIC MEASUREMENTS AT HELIPORTS AND AIRPORTS

  • ANGELO DE SANTIS
  • GUIDO DOMINICI
Part of the NATO Security through Science Series book series

Abstract

The Italian Magnetic Network is composed of 114 repeat stations and its last complete measurement took place in the period 1999-2001, i.e. centred at epoch 2000. Mathematical models and maps were produced for declination, horizontal and vertical components, together with the total intensity of the geomagnetic field. By the end of 2005 the Magnetic Network measurement will be repeated again completely. To the Italian sites have been added also 11 other stations in Albania. Those were measured in 2004 with the collaboration of the Albanian Academy of Science and the University of Tirana. Together with this activity also another one dedicated to airports or heliports measurements has been undertaken. This kind of measurements has the objective to provide absolute magnetic knowledge of the magnetic declination in airports and heliport swinging roses where it is possible then to calibrate aircraft compasses.

Keywords

Magnetic Measurement Secular Variation Repeat Station Magnetic Element Magnetic Survey 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • ANGELO DE SANTIS
    • 1
  • GUIDO DOMINICI
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e VulcanologiaRomeItaly

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