Articles | Volume 39, issue 4
Ann. Geophys., 39, 627–640, 2021
Ann. Geophys., 39, 627–640, 2021

Regular paper 12 Jul 2021

Regular paper | 12 Jul 2021

Revisiting the long-term decreasing trend of atmospheric electric potential gradient measured at Nagycenk, Hungary, Central Europe

Attila Buzás et al.

Related authors

Measurements of atmospheric electricity in the Széchenyi István Geophysical Observatory, Hungary
József Bór, Gabriella Sátori, Veronika Barta, Karolina Szabóné-André, Judit Szendrői, Viktor Wesztergom, Tamás Bozóki, Attila Buzás, and Dávid Koronczay
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 11, 53–70,,, 2020
Short summary
Effects of solar flares on the ionosphere as shown by the dynamics of ionograms recorded in Europe and South Africa
Veronika Barta, Gabriella Sátori, Kitti Alexandra Berényi, Árpád Kis, and Earle Williams
Ann. Geophys., 37, 747–761,,, 2019
Short summary

Cited articles

Arnold, H. R., Pierce, E. T., and Whitson, A. L.: The effect of a living tree upon the fair weather potential gradient, J. Atmos. Sol.-Terr. Phy., 27, 429–430, 1965. a, b
Bencze, P. and Märcz, F.: The geophysical observatory near Nagycenk: Atmospheric electric and ionospheric measurements, Acta Geod. Geophys. Hu., 16, 353–357, 1981. a, b
Benndorf, H.: Über die Störungen des normalen atmosphärischen Potentialgefälles durch Bodenerhebungen, S.B. Akad. Wiss., Wien, 109, 923–940, 1900. a, b, c
Boggs, P. T. and Rogers, J. E.: Orthogonal Distance Regression, Statistical analysis of measurement error models and applications: proceedings of the AMS-IMS-SIAM joint summer research conference held June 10–16, 1989, Contemporary Mathematics, Vol. 112, 186 pp., 1990. a
Bór, J., Sátori, G., Barta, V., Szabóné-André, K., Szendrői, J., Wesztergom, V., Bozóki, T., Buzás, A., and Koronczay, D.: Measurements of atmospheric electricity in the Széchenyi István Geophysical Observatory, Hungary, Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 11, 53–70,, 2020. a, b
Short summary
Based on on-site measurements and numerical modelling, we eliminated the electrostatic shielding effect of nearby trees from the atmospheric electric potential gradient (PG) time series recorded at Nagycenk, Hungary, Central Europe, revealing their actual variation between 1962 and 2009. The comparison with PG data from another station in the same region implies that there may have been coherent regional changes in Earth’s atmospheric electric field during the investigated time period.