Acapulco/Mexiko earthquake measured by KSS32-M Gravitymeter stationed in Germany
The heavy earthquake that took place in Mexico at 2021-09-08 01:47:47 (UTC) (https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us7000f93v/executive) could also be measured by a KSS32 Marine Gravitymeter stationed in the BGGS facility in Meersburg, 10.000 kilometers away: The measurement of the sensor GSS32 that is used in the KSS system is based on the unit mgal. The plot above shows […]
KSS32 for marine application
With its Gravitymeter System KSS32M, BGGS offers a state-of-the-art, gyro-stabilzed platform combined with the proven, updated BGGS sensor GSS32 (spring and mass system with magnetic compensation). Compared to the predecessor KSS31M, the new platform integrates all electronics (ZE), power supply (PS) and interfaces which results in a very compact sea gravimeter. All user interaction, data visualization and […]
Measured: earthquake in South Pacific Ocean
On 8th of December 2016 an earthqauke occurred at the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific Ocean (→ read more here). 15.000 kilometers away, in Meersburg/Germany at the BGGS facility, Gravity Sensor type GSS30 with S/N23, currently being there for service, was able to measure the shock in terms of ±0.6mGals.
Update KSS31 to KSS32M!
BGGS Gravitymeters are known for their precision, reliability and durability. The latter is especially true for the sensor itself: like a good bootle of wine, this highly sophisticated electro-mechanical device gets better and better over time, this is because of the disappearance of tensions in the mechanical parts. Therefore it is not unusual to see […]
AWI uses KSS32M on “Polarstern”
German Alfred-Wegener Institute (AWI), doing research in oceanography and polar research, uses BGGS Marine Gravitymeter KSS32M onboard its well-known research vessel “Polarstern”. Click here for more information.