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Izvestiya, Physics of the Solid Earth

, Volume 55, Issue 6, pp 821–832 | Cite as

On Transformation of Energy of Geomagnetic Disturbances

  • V. V. Gorokhov
  • V. I. Karelin
  • V. D. SelemirEmail author
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Abstract—A mechanism responsible for the transformation of energy of geomagnetic disturbances into the energy of chemically active products is proposed. According to this mechanism, this transformation is implemented by electrolysis at the interfaces between the media with a different type of conduction under the passing of telluric currents induced by the variations of the geomagnetic field. The efficiency of the transformation of disturbance energy into the energy of electrolysis products is estimated. The energy flux absorbed by the Earth under geomagnetic disturbances is estimated. It is shown that the energy transferred to the chemical energy of the products of electrolysis is comparable with seismic energy. It is suggested that chemically active gaseous products of electrolysis affect seismic activity. It is also hypothesized that the electrolysis under the action of telluric currents induced by the variations of the geomagnetic field is one of the sources of outgassing of the Earth.

Keywords:

geomagnetic perturbations telluric currents electrolysis chemical energy of electrolysis products seismicity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Gorokhov
    • 1
  • V. I. Karelin
    • 1
  • V. D. Selemir
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.The Russian Federal Nuclear Center—All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental PhysicsSarovRussia

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