Schumann resonance transients and the search for gravitational waves

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Schumann resonance transients which propagate around the globe can potentially generate a correlated background in widely separated gravitational-wave detectors. We show that due to the distribution of lightning hotspots around the globe, these transients have characteristic time lags, and this feature can be useful to further suppress such a background, especially in searches of the stochastic gravitational-wave background. A brief review of the corresponding literature on Schumann resonances and lightnings is also given.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1850023
Number of pages8
JournalModern Physics Letters A
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2018


  • gravitational waves
  • Schumann resonance transients
  • stochastic gravitational-wave background
  • stochastic gravitationalwave background


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