Each electrode is called a ground rod or a earth electrode.
For building electrical grounding systems or earthing systems there is a low resistance conductor bonding the metalwork and this is connected to a groundbed. The electrodes for electrical grounding are often called ground rods and are often made from steel with a copper clad surface – typically 1 to 2m long and 20 millimetres (0.79 in) in diameter. These are driven vertically into the ground and bonded together with bare copper wire.
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- NACE/ASTM G193 – 10a Standard Terminology and Acronyms Relating to Corrosion 2010