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Vertical Electric Field measurements at Davis Station, Antarctica 1988 to 1994
Entry ID: ASAC_25

Abstract: A visual scan of the data from March 1988 to December 1990 was undertaken to identify cases where correlations with local phenomena were apparent. The bulk of the correlations found were with wind speed, but a limited number of wind direction and humidity effects were also detected. No correlations with temperature or pressure were visible in this initial examination of the data. When the wind ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.6   S: -68.6   E: 78.0   W: 78.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Burns, G. and Symons, L..
Dataset Title: Vertical Electric Field measurements at Davis Station, Antarctica 1988 to 1994
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2003-11-20
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-02-16
Stop Date: 1994-12-31
Quality There are 16 channels of data, including the electric field at various ranges, air temperature, humidity, wind speed and wind direction collected at 10 second resolution. A folder of monthly and annual reports is the only information available for the interpretation of these data. The data for 1993 and 1994 should be considered highly suspect as the dipole on the electric field mill was bent, and an accurate calibration was unable to be obtained.
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Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 307 MB
Distribution Format: ADAS
Fees: free
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24