Fair weather atmospheric electric field / potential gradient during Forbush decreases 2008-2018

The dataset provides the time series of 1-hour mean values of fair weather atmospheric electric field (or PG - electric potential gradient) from Casleo (CAS) and Świder (SWI) atmospheric electricity stations during Forbush decreases of the cosmic rays (FD) from the period 2008-2018 (list of events provided). The time series were calculated from a revised series of observatory measurements corrected for technical errors and with no fair weather values excluded from it. The series also list corresponding 1-hour values from monthly or seasonal mean curves of the diurnal variation of fair weather PG. According to the atmospheric electricity convention the sign of fair weather electric field agrees with the physics convention sign of the electrical potential gradient.

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Additional Info

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Dataset Center https://dataportal.igf.edu.pl/
Maintainer Bartosz Owoc
Dataset PI
  • PI name: José Carlos Tacza Anaya  PI email: jtaczafoo(at)igf.edu.pl  PI ORCID: 0000-0002-2625-7803  PI Institution: Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences  PI Department: Department of Atmospheric Physics
Dataset Owner
  • Owner name: Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences  Owner PIC (Participant Identification Code): 996625337  Owner address: Ksiecia Janusza 64, 01-452 Warsaw, Poland
  • Owner name: Center for Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics, Presbyterian Mackenzie University  Owner address: Rua da Consolação 896, prédio 45, 7º andar, 01302-907 São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Licence Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Dataset status In Work
Activity type
  • in-situ measurements
  • long-term monitoring
Access constraint Open
Dataset modified 2022-07-30
Version 1
Metadata created 2022-07-12
Quality statement Quality controlled by manual inspection
Quality Editor
  • Editor name: Anna Odzimek  Editor email: aodzimekfoo(at)igf.edu.pl  Editor ORCID: 0000-0003-3490-5257  Editor Institution: Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences
Spatial distribution { "coordinates": [ [ 21.2375, 52.1159 ], [ 290.705, -31.799 ] ], "type": "MultiPoint" }
Region Argentina, Poland
Start time 2008-01-01 00:00 UTC
End time 2018-12-31 23:59 UTC
Dataset citation Tacza J., Odzimek A., Raulin J-P., Kubicki M., Casleo and Swider fair weather atmospheric electric potential gradient during Forbush decreases 2008-2018
Dataset DOI https://doi.org/
Resource name
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  • Publication title: Investigating effects of solar proton events and Forbush decreases on ground-level potential gradient recorded at middle and low latitudes and different altitudes  Publication DOI: 10.1029/2021SW002944
  • Project title: Multi-station analysis of solar effects in the ground-level atmospheric electric field  Project ID: PPN/ULM/2019/1/00328/U/00001  Project financing institution: Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange