The Atmospheric Electric Climate at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii

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  • 1 Environmental Science Services Administration Research Laboratories, Boulder, Colo.
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Abstract

The final analysis is presented of a one-year measurement of the atmospheric electric elements at all isolated mountain site in Hawaii, where the environmental electrical properties are generally representative of the mid-Pacific troposphere at 3.4 km. The importance of the atmospheric electric climate as an indication of the global suspended fine-particle pollution is discussed. Data are presented showing the influence of local meteorological parameters on the electric elements in both fair and disturbed weather at Mauna Loa.

Abstract

The final analysis is presented of a one-year measurement of the atmospheric electric elements at all isolated mountain site in Hawaii, where the environmental electrical properties are generally representative of the mid-Pacific troposphere at 3.4 km. The importance of the atmospheric electric climate as an indication of the global suspended fine-particle pollution is discussed. Data are presented showing the influence of local meteorological parameters on the electric elements in both fair and disturbed weather at Mauna Loa.

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