Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 13, 133–146, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-13-133-2022

Special issue: Atmospheric electrical observatories

Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 13, 133–146, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-13-133-2022
Article
08 Aug 2022
Article | 08 Aug 2022

Atmospheric electricity observations at Lerwick Geophysical Observatory

R. Giles Harrison and John C. Riddick

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • EC1: 'Comment on hgss-2022-6', Kristian Schlegel, 13 Jun 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on EC1', R.Giles Harrison, 06 Jul 2022
  • RC1: 'Comment on hgss-2022-6', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 Jun 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', R.Giles Harrison, 06 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hgss-2022-6', Anonymous Referee #2, 27 Jun 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', R.Giles Harrison, 07 Jul 2022
  • EC2: 'Comment on hgss-2022-6', Kristian Schlegel, 08 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Jul 2022) by Kristian Schlegel
AR by R.Giles Harrison on behalf of the Authors (14 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (18 Jul 2022) by Kristian Schlegel
AR by R.Giles Harrison on behalf of the Authors (19 Jul 2022)  Author's response
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Short summary
Lerwick Observatory in Shetland has recently celebrated its centenary. Measurements of atmospheric electricity were made at the site between 1925 and 1984. The instruments and equipment used for this are discussed and the value of the measurements obtained assessed. A major aspect of the atmospheric electricity work was explaining the dramatic changes which followed the nuclear weapons test period. Although less well known, there are strong parallels with the discovery of the ozone hole.