BEHAVIOR OF ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRIC MAGNITUDES RECORDED SIMULTANEOUSLY AT SEVEN MOUNTAIN STATIONS BETWEEN 700 AND 3000 METERS ABOVE SEA LEVEL. RESULTS OF ANALYSIS OF THE FINE AND THE DISTURBED WEATHER DATA, WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION BEING GIVEN TO PRECIPITATION AND ITS NITRATE AND NITRITE ION CONTENTS, VOLUME 1
REITER (REINHOLD) MUNICH (GERMANY F R)
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By means of a station network built up in the Wetterstain Mountains Northern Alps, Continuous recordings of atmospheric electric elements were carried out during all seasons and weather conditions. The seven stations are situated at different altitudes between 700 and 3000 m above sealevel, their horizontal distances being relatively small. The potential gradient was recorded at each of the stations, the air earth current of four of them. Besides, point discharge current, spherics, and the number of positive and negative small ions were recorded at one of the stations. The positive and negative conductivity of the air was measured through several hours at each station from time to time in fine weather. The nitrite and nitrate ion contents as well as the pH value of each precipitation were determined the samples were collected separately for each precipitation or, in the cases of longer precipitation, for several hours, and that at one of the valley stations, if possible simultaneously also at a neighbouring peak station.
- Atmospheric Physics