Accession Number:

AD0415428

Title:

MEASUREMENTS OF ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY AND FIELD IN THE SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, VIRGINIA,

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NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1963-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

A program for the measurement of atmospheric electric conductivity and field was established by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in 1954 in the Big Meadows area of the Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. The purpose of the program was to determine relative magnitudes and time dependence of the atmospheric electric variables. The instrumentation was composed of electric field meters, conductivity chambers, accompanying amplifiers and timers, and peripheral equipment necessary to produce continuous recordings of the electric field and conductivity of the atmosphere. Data from November 23, 1954, to October 21, 1956, are presented in tabulated and graphic form. The data include daily, monthly, and seasonal hourly averages of total atmospheric electric conductivity, ratio of the two polar conductivities, electric field, and computed conduction current density. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE