Long term measurements from the Mátra Gravitational and Geophysical Laboratory
MTA Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics,
Konkoly Thege Miklós út 29-33,
2 MTA Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Geodetic and Geophysical Institute, Csatkai E. u. 6-8, 9400, Sopron, Hungary
3 MTA Institute for Nuclear Research, Hungary, Bem tér 18/c, 4026 Debrecen, Hungary
4 Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Energy Engineering, Budapest, Hungary
5 Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, Budapest, Hungary
6 Institute of Electronic Systems, Warsaw University of Technology, Nowowiejska 15/19, 00-665 Warsaw, Poland
7 Astronomical Observatory, University of Warsaw, Aleje Ujazdowskie 4, 00-478 Warsaw, Poland
8 Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 877, Ensenada, Baja California, 22800 México, Mexico
9 Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center, Bartycka 18, 00-718 Warsaw, Poland
10 MTA-ELTE Geological, Geophysical and Space Science Research Group, 1/A Pázmány P. s., 1117 Budapest, Hungary
11 Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0032, Japan
12 Eszterházy Károly University, Mátrai út 36, 3200 Gyöngyös, Hungary
13 Eötvös University, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A, 1111 Budapest, Hungary
14 Department of Electronics, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
15 University of Miskolc, 3515 Miskolc-Egyetemváros, Hungary
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Published online: 23 September 2019
Summary of the long term data taking, related to one of the proposed next generation ground-based gravitational detector’s location is presented here. Results of seismic and infrasound noise, electromagnetic attenuation and cosmic muon radiation measurements are reported in the underground Matra Gravitational and Geophysical Laboratory near Gyöngyösoroszi, Hungary. The collected seismic data of more than two years is evaluated from the point of view of the Einstein Telescope, a proposed third generation underground gravitational wave observatory. Applying our results for the site selection will significantly improve the signal to noise ratio of the multi-messenger astrophysics era, especially at the low frequency regime.
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