Vertical electric field - Vostok from 2006-2011
Entry ID: ASAC_974_2

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Summary
Abstract: These data are collected under a collaborative arrangement between the Australian Antarctic Division (Principal Investigator: Gary Burns) and the Russian Antarctic Expeditions (Most-recent contact: Alexandr Frank-Kamenetsky, Institute of Arctic and Antarctic Studies, St Petersburg)

In late December 2005 (call it from 2006) a new electric field mill (EFM)commenced operation at Vostok. This ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.45   S: -78.55   E: 107.15   W: 107.05

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Gary Burns
Dataset Title: Electric Field Mill Measurements
Dataset Series Name: AAS#974
Dataset Release Date: 2013-03-20
Dataset Release Place: Kingston
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Division
Data Presentation Form: text
Online Resource: http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/portal/download_file.cfm?file_id=841
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-12-28
Stop Date: 2011-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 10 second
Quality Specific caveats on the Vostok EF data, post 2006:

Only 'unprocessed' data are supplied at present. They have not been selected for 'fair-weather'.

A calibration file is available for each year. This has not been applied to the data. Care must be taken when applying the monthly calibration data because mis-calibration is possible (e.g. snow in a connector). Where these difficulties are known, they are noted in the calibration file. When applied, the calibrations only relate the measurements to the calibration box and are not absolute measurements. The 'compression factor' of the instrument is unknown. They measurements should be regarded as 'relative' not 'absolute' values.

The EFM installed in January 2006 is still operational at this date.
Access Constraints These data are available for download from the URL given below.

Only 'unprocessed' data (no selection for 'fair-weather') are available along with a calibration file for which caveats are given at meta-data Quality.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=ASAC_974_2 when using these data.

Please also contact the investigator before using these data.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 136 MB
Distribution Format: text
Fees: free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3381
Fax: +61 3 6232 3496
Email: gary.burns at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Publications/References
Burns, G.B., Frank-Kamenetsky, A.V., Troshichev, O.A., Bering, E.A., Papitashvili, V.O. (1998), The geoelectric field: a link between the troposphere and solar variability., Annals of Glaciology, 27, 651-654
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-04-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-25
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