Jet Stream Electrodynamics
The large balloon experiments have been executed to measure atmospheric electric fields using three dimensional antenna of x, y, and z components. About 20 experiments were made during about 20 years (Ogawa and Tanaka, 1967; 1976; Ogawa et al., 1975a, b; Tanaka et al., 1977a, b; Ogawa and Kawamoto, 1982). The places where the experiments were made are located on the northern Pacific coast of the Main Island of Japan. The balloons of a size of 104 m3 were kept over the Pacific Ocean during their floats to eliminate the field distortion due to mountains and air pollutions. In this paper a special attention is placed on the horizontal component of the electric field data obtained in October 1973, 1975, and 1977.
KeywordsSpace Charge Density Atmospheric Electric Field Vertical Electric Field Syowa Station Horizontal Electric Field
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