DEPARTMENT OF GEOMAGNETISM
Address: Building A8, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Cau Giay, Ha Noi
Tel: 04 38363239
Fax: 04 38364696
Chief: Dr. Vo Thanh Son
Vice-chief: Dr. Luu Thi Phuong Lan
Function and Task
The Department of Geomagnetism is a research unit of the Institute of Geophysics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology. It has the following main tasks:
+ Carrying out the observations and fundamental investigations on
Geomagnetism and Ionosphere. Management of the national magnetic – ionospheric observatories and repetition station network;
+ Study of the characteristics of distribution and time variations on the territory of Vietnam in order to serve the demands of economy, science, technology and national defense;
+ Study of the ionosphere in order to serve the radio propagation;
+ Application of the geophysical methods (magnetic, magneto-telluric sounding , GPS technology …) in the prospect and sounding of the deep geological structure, tectonic, ionosphere and mineral resources;
+ Study of the magnetic environnement, the impacts of the magnetic storms on the technological systems and the human lifes;
+ Paleomagnetic study for tectonic interpretation; study of the magnetic susceptibility on the marine sedimentary rocks for determining the stratigraphic boundaries, chronocorrelations; study of the paleoclimatic changes periods and sedimentary accumulations;
+ Postgraduate training for Ph. D in the fields of Geomagnetism - Ionosphere.
Until today (01 Oct., 2012), the Department of Geomagnetism includes 11 research staffs, among them are one Ass. Professor, three Doctors, three MSc, and four BSc, engineers.
The Department of Geomagnetism has the following main facilities:
+National magnetic – ionospheric system consists of 4 observatories: PMO Phu Thuy, Bac Lieu, Chapa, Da Lat;
+ Digital magnetometer FRG-601, Japan, installed at Bac Lieu observatory;
+ Digital magnetometer GEOMAG, France, installed at PMO Phu Thuy and Da Lat observatories, including: Scalar magnetometer SM 100, Vectorial magnetometer VM390, recorder ENOII, Fluxgate magnetometer DI-MAG 9302, Geometric proton magnetometer;
+ Ionosonde SKI-02098A and antenna HR 230-1c, Japan, installed at the Bac Lieu Equatorial Observatory;
+ Ionosonde SKI-02098, Japan, installed at Phu Thuy Observatory;
+ Magneto-telluric equipment, France;
+ Scintrex proton magnetometer GSM 9, Canada;
+ Envi Mag Scintrex magnetometer, Canada;
+ Envi Grad Scintrex magnetometer, Canada;
+ Bartington Fluxgate magnetometer, England;
+ 3 continuous GPS receivers at Hanoi, Hue, Ho Chi Minh city;
+ Magneto-telluric Stratagem EH4 Geometrics equipment, USA;
+ MFK1 Kappabridges, Czech Republic
+ During 30 years from establishment, the department of Geomagnetism has presided and accomplished 34 projects of State level (including those of national fundamental research), 11 projects of ministry level, hundreds of projects of Institute of Geophysics level, tens of applied geophysics contracts. At present, the department of Geomagnetism presides 02 national fundamental research projects, fundded by the NAFOSTED (National Foundation for science and technology development).
+ During the recent 30 years, the department of Geomagnetism has publicated more than 200 valuable scientific articles in the various prestigious journals in Vietnam or in the world, as well as in the proceedings of the big international workshops, in which there are more than 30 articles in the ISI journals.
Collaborations in Scientific Investigation and Research
+ In Vietnam, the department of Geomagnetism has a strong and effective attachment to the other departments in the Institute of Geophysics, as well as to the Institute of Geological Sciences, Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics, Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources, Geophysical Division, Vietnam Electricity, Petrovietnam, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environnement, University of Mining and Geology, Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam National University, Hanoi.
During the 30 recent years, the department of Geomagnetism has fulfilled about 30 international projects with various institutes, Universities at many countries in the world, as Poland, Russian Federation, French Republic, Japan, United States of America, Germany…
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