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GloCAEM: Atmospheric electricity measurements at Halley Station, Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica

Update Frequency: Unknown
Latest Data Update: 2020-07-09
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2020-07-09
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 688 Files | 76MB


Global Coordination of Atmospheric Electricity Measurements (GloCAEM) project brought these experts together to make the first steps towards an effective global network for FW atmospheric electricity monitoring by holding workshops to discuss measurement practises and instrumentation, as well as establish recording and archiving procedures to archive electric field data in a standardised, easily accessible format, then by creating a central data repository. This project was funded in the UK under NERC grant NE/N013689/1.

This dataset contains measurements of atmospheric electricity and electric potential gradient made using a JCI Chilworth 131 at Halley Station, Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica.

Citable as:  Nicoll, K.A. (2020): GloCAEM: Atmospheric electricity measurements at Halley Station, Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: GloCAEM, GEC, electric potential, electric field


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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description


  • long_name: 10m wind direction - 1min vector mean
  • standard_name: wind_to_direction
  • standard_name: wind_speed
  • long_name: 10m wind speed - 1min arithmetic mean
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • long_name: air temperature - 1min mean
  • standard_name: cloud_base_altitude
  • long_name: cloud base height - 1min mean
  • long_name: conduction current - 1min mean
  • long_name: direct beam solar irradiance - 1min mean
  • long_name: global solar irradiance - 1min mean
  • standard_name: solar_irradiance
  • long_name: negative conductivity - 1min mean
  • long_name: positive conductivity - 1min mean
  • long_name: potential gradient - 1min mean
  • standard_name: rainfall_rate
  • long_name: rainfall total - no more than 150 secs of missing data
  • standard_name: relative_humidity
  • long_name: relative humidity - 1min mean
  • long_name: station level pressure - 1min mean
  • long_name: sunshine duration - no more than 150 secs of missing data
  • long_name: visibility - 1min mean

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  • standard_name: time
  • long_name: DAY
  • standard_name: time
  • long_name: Hours
  • standard_name: time
  • long_name: MONTH
  • standard_name: time
  • long_name: Minutes
  • standard_name: time
  • long_name: Seconds
  • standard_name: time
  • long_name: YEAR
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