Geomagnetic Research Division


Introduction section

The magnetic field has been created since the foundation of the geophysical institute in 1336, and has been gradually developed, and its sub-sections are now: 

  • Tehran Magnetic Observatory
  • Magnetometer Discoveries
  • Electromagnetic Exploration Laboratory
  • Magnetism laboratory of ancient rocks and magnetism

The preparation and submission of annual reports to relevant centers, the training of students and the organization of short-term internships for applicants inside and outside the university are part of its activities. This section includes exploratory explorations in engineering sites, resources and underground reserves, determines the geothermal reserves, metallic mines and geological structures. The determination of the intensity and direction of the magnetic field of the planet, the magnetic properties of magnetism or magnetic minerals is one of the other activities of this section, which has been considerably expanded in recent years. Measurements of magnetic field in different parts of the country, especially airports, have been done by this section. The study of the relationship between the ionospheric layers and magnetic field changes in the Earth, and the comparison of the data of the magnetic observatory and the solar observatory, are among the activities of the magnetometer and solar panels.

The Department of Magnetism is the geophysical institute, a member of the International Geomagnetism of Aeronomy (IAGA). The union is one of the international organizations of geodesy and geophysics (IUGG), which holds international geophysical conferences every four years in one of the world's countries. Dr. Behrooz Skoi is a representative of Iran in the IAGA organization.


Goals and capabilities of the sector

The main objectives of this research are: 

  • Study of the possibility of increasing the accuracy and efficiency of conventional methods in geomagnetic exploration
  • Study of New Applied Fields in Geomagnetic Research
  • Measurement of magnetic field changes, determination and presentation of required parameters that are presented in the form of research projects approved by the research council of the university and approved by the Council of Scientific Research of the country.


The main objectives of this training are:

  • Providing background to students' theoretical learning
  • Assistance in field operations related to student research
  • Participation in holding short-term and long-term courses to enhance theoretical and empirical information of trainees and interns both inside and outside the university.


The main goals of the activities of this department in relation to other organizations and centers are:

  • Collaboration in implementation of applied research projects
  • Consultation in designing geophysical studies of industrial and scientific centers
  • Exchange of information and reports with relevant international research centers.


Laboratories and equipment in the department

   The magnetometric section of the geophysical institute is in addition to the MagneticObservatory (Tehran's MagneticObservatory), the Paleomagnetism's Long-Term Laboratory, Geomagnetic Exploration Laboratory and the Electromagnetic Exploration Lab (EM).


Educational and research assistance activities

Graduate students will complete the labs in the 4th week of the 4th semester. In-service master's students use data from the observatory as well as other departmental labs to develop their dissertations.


Titles of Research and Applied Research

  • Airborne magnetic data processing design using cube spells
  • A plan for the geothermal energy for the new energies of the Atomic Energy Organization
  • Busheli thermal energy plan for new energies of the Atomic Energy Organization (ended)
  • Magnetotelluric studies of Inche Bouron plain (completed)
  • Magnetotelluric Studies to Detect the Geological Structure of the Bam Area (Terminated)
  • Radiometgenotheliological studies for diagnosing faults in the Bam area
  • Study of Taghab's fault using Magnetotelluric method
  • Study of Talhab fault using radiomentagnetic method
  • Magnetotelluric Study on an East-West Profile along the Arak-Boroujerd Road
  • Magnetotelluric study on a perpendicular profile of Zagros in the region of Kerman and Fars provinces.                         Study of North Tehran fault in Tehran region using radiomentagnetic torque method 
  • Magnetotelluric study of Golestan province. (Terminated)
  • Contact with Institutions and Centers Abroad
  • Students from other Iranian universities refer to the Institute's Magnetisation Department for data and information on Earth's magnetism.

Because geophysical science is related to the planet and the surrounding area, there is always the exchange of information between the geophysical institute and other countries. 


Faculty Members:

Dr. Behrouz Oskouee

experts :

Majid Zeynli

Bibi Rabe-eh Sedaghat


Majid Khamseh