May 24, 2021

The specialists of the ANAS Institute of Geology and Geophysics are preparing for the new gravimetric station installation in the Turkan village (the Absheron Peninsula).
The purpose of new gravimetric station installation is the study the time changes in the gravity field, the geologic framework study, the decision of different geophysical problems, as well as research with the involvement of international projects.

The automated Burris Gravity Meter B-14 manufactured by ZLS Corporation (USA) and based on the invention of LaCostе & Romberg will be used in the new station. The main advantage of the ZLS Burris gravimeter is the widely used mechanical spring systems. Each Burris Gravity Meter is built around a hand made, metal, zero-length spring. ZLS springs have extremely low hysteresis and drift rates. The Burris Gravity Meter is sealed to keep out the weather. ZLS clamping mechanism alleviates the hysteresis endemic to meters not offering a clamp.

It should be noted that the IGG Department of modern geodynamics and space geodesy continues successful cooperation in the field of international gravimetric research. The Azerbaijani scientists cooperate with Professor Karl Breitenberg (Department of Mathematics and Earth Sciences of the University of Trieste, Italy), with Professor Gerhard Jench (Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany) and with Professor Vadim Milyukov (P.K. Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow State University, Russia).