The Carnegie Curve

@article{Harrison2012TheCC,
  title={The Carnegie Curve},
  author={R. Giles Harrison},
  journal={Surveys in Geophysics},
  year={2012},
  volume={34},
  pages={209-232}
}
  • R. Harrison
  • Published 1 March 2013
  • Environmental Science
  • Surveys in Geophysics
The Earth’s fair weather atmospheric electric field shows, in clean air, an average daily variation which follows universal time, globally independent of the measurement position. This single diurnal cycle variation (maximum around 19UT and minimum around 03UT) is widely known as the Carnegie curve, after the geophysical survey vessel of the Carnegie Institution of Washington on which the original measurement campaigns demonstrating the universal time variation were undertaken. The Carnegie… 

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