A DATA COLLECTION NETWORK
Electric and magnetic phenomena have been observed during volcanic eruptions; are they also involved in the earthquake process? What can we learn about earthquakes from these phenomena? A test is being realized in Central Italy using a network of wideband electromagnetic detectors that continuously records the electric and magnetic fields.
RESEARCH and APPLICATIONS
The investigation of the electric and magnetic fields included the passage of thunderstorms, earthquake lights, Schumann resonances, oscillations and pulses, the power distribution network, transverse resonances, VLF radio transmitters, and ionosphere charged particles. At the same time investigations of earth currents, air ion concentration, conductivity, gamma rays, and Radon concentrations were also undertaken.
All the collected data suggested improving electrodynamic instruments so to coherently interpret the measures. In particular, some instruments were finalized obtaining a patent on a new type of rain gauge, specifically the "Electrodynamic pluviometer". Some quantities, such as precipitating particles, the ELF oscillations, VLF transmitters, and ULF magnetic pulses have been related to seismic activity.