Accession Number : AD0610922

Title :   RE THE INFLUENCE OF GEOMAGNETIC DISTURBANCE ON GEOMAGNETIC ELECTROKINETOGRAPH CURRENT-MEASUREMENTS IN THE BARENTS SEA,

Corporate Author : DIRECTORATE OF SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION SERVICES OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Lebedev,A. A.

Report Date : DEC 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This study concluded that during a period of geomagnetic disturbance the GEK records a summation of the potentialdifferences due to the sea currents plus the magnetic storm. The effect of geomagnetic disturbance on the GEK current-record manifests itself as an increase of the registered current-velocities as compared with the indications of the current-meter, and this effect is dependent on the magnetic storm intensity. Since in the auroral zone the maximum of geomagnetic disturbance is observed to occur at night, current measurements with the GEK should be made in the daytime. In years of maximum magnetic activity, current-measurements with the GEK will become more difficult.

Descriptors :   (*GEK DATA, MAGNETIC STORMS), (*MAGNETIC STORMS, GEK DATA), GEOMAGNETISM, POLAR REGIONS, OCEAN CURRENTS, MEASUREMENT, AURORAE, USSR

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE