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Geoelectrical environment - Vostok - 1998 to 2004
Entry ID: ASAC_974_1

Abstract: These data were collected under a collaborative arrangement between the Australian Antarctic Division (Principal Investigator: Gary Burns) and the Russian Antarctic Expeditions (Chief Russian Investigator: Oleg Troshichev, Institute of Arctic and Antarctic Studies, St Petersburg).

Vertical electric field data were collected with an electric field mill (EFM) at Vostok intermittently over the ... View entire text
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Description: Download point for the data - text files
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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: Burns, G., Papitashvili, V., Frank-Kamanetsky, A.V., Troshichev, O. and Bering, E.A.
Dataset Title: Electric Field Mill Measurements
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2010-04-16
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-01-11
Stop Date: 2002-10-16

Start Date: 2004-01-24
Stop Date: 2004-11-30
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 1 Minute(s)
Quality Vostok electric field (EF) data analysis has been processed by linearly interpreting between calibration measurements. See the calibration files for further information.

Specific caveats on the Vostok EF data:

They are calibrated only to the calibration box, NOT absolutely.

They should not be used for long-term trend analysis ...when the Electric Field Mill ... View entire text
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL. The download contains a number of monthly data files, as well as yearly calibration files. All files are stored in comma delimited, ASCII text format. Up to and including 2004, files are presented as 1 minute averages.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License (

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.

Please also contact the investigator before using these data.
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 16 MB
Distribution Format: text
Fees: free
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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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: 2000-08-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-20