Articles | Volume 7, issue 4
01 Aug 2007
01 Aug 2007

The development of the INGV tectonomagnetic network in the frame of the MEM Project

F. Masci, P. Palangio, M. Di Persio, and C. Di Lorenzo

Abstract. In the middle of 1989, the INGV (Italian Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia) installed in Central Italy a network of magnetic stations in order to investigate possible relationship of the local magnetic field with earthquakes occurrences. Actually the network consists of four stations, where the total magnetic field intensity data are being collected using proton precession magnetometers. Here we are report on the actual state and the future developments of the network. In the frame of the MEM (Magnetic and Electric fields Monitoring) Project, new stations will be added to the network by the end of 2007. The results of the test campaigns carried out in the sites chosen to widen the network are also discussed. Moreover, the 2006 complete data set of the network is also reported. Concerning the data analysis, a new approach is also discussed that takes into account the inductive effects on the local geomagnetic field by means of the inter-station transfer functions time variations analysis.