Aeromagnetic research will be conducted in Armenia for the first time
YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 23, ARMENPRESS. John Karapetyan, Director of the Institute of Geophysical Engineering Seismology of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, met in Moscow with Alexander Gliko, Academician-Secretary of the Earth Sciences Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The meeting was attended by the staff of the Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences – Scientific Director, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexei Gvishyan, Director, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Anatoly Solovyov, Deputy Director for Science Boris Dzebo. As reported by “Armenpress”, the Information-Analytical Service of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia informs that during the meeting the issues of cooperation between the institutes of the Department of Earth Sciences of the RA NAS և Chemistry of the NAS RA րի Department of Earth Sciences were discussed. They refer to the implementation of the programs mentioned in the roadmap for scientific and technical cooperation signed between the RAS and the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia. An agreement was reached in April to conduct a high-precision aeromagnetic extraction of the area of ”Gyulagarak” Earth Magnetic Observatory in Armenia.
“This is the first time such work will be carried out in Armenia. The Russian side will bring two drones, which will carry out aeromagnetic extraction throughout the observatory. This work will allow us to find out the magnetic properties of mountain rocks, to build a three-dimensional digital model, as well as to fully understand the problem of the observatory to meet international standards. “This will allow the observatory to be included in the INTERMAGNET network, a global consortium of institutes that record magnetically changing magnetic fields of the Earth in real time, according to standards that meet clear international standards in terms of geomagnetic field recording methodology,” said John Karapetyan. He informed that such a research will stimulate the development of Armenian-Russian cooperation in the field of studying the Earth’s magnetic field.
“Gyulagarak” magnetic observatory was established in 2019 by the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia. The Armenian side carried out the construction, excluding the iron component, and the Russian side provided the expensive equipment. “In order to exclude the deflection effect on the magnetic field, the observatory was built of fiberglass composite materials, which was done for the first time in the CIS,” said John Karapetyan.