Deep seafloor magnetic observations under GEOSTAR project

A. De Santis, D. Di Mauro, L. Cafarella, R. D’Anna, L. R. Gaya-Piqué, P. Palangio, G. Romeo, R. Tozzi


Performing good quality magnetic observations is not an easy task; making them in the extreme marine environment is even much more challenging. The European funded GEOSTAR project succeeded in reaching this difficult goal. After the shallow seawater test experiment performed in the Adriatic sea in 1998, the main aims of the GEOSTAR project were achieved two years later during the six-month deep seafloor mission in the Tyrrhenian sea at around 2 km depth. Details and results about the shallow seawater mission in the Adriatic sea were published in previous articles; this paper is concerned with the deep seafloor mission in the Tyrrhenian sea close to Ustica Island and presents some results related to the geomagnetic recordings.


GEOSTAR project;Tyrrhenian sea;Magnetic observation;Ustica Island

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