The Electrical Nature of Storms

The Electrical Nature of Storms

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Rapid progress during the last twenty years has created a host of new technologies for studying electrical storms, including lightning mapping systems, new radars, satellite sensors, and new ways of measuring electric field and particle charge. This book explains how these advances have revolutionized our understanding. The books provides enough background material to make it accessible to a wide audience.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 183.9 x 260.1 x 27.7mm | 1,074.91g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • halftones, numerous line drawings, graphs, tables
  • 0195073371
  • 9780195073379
  • 1,321,856

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" ... the authors have done extremely well with this book and really produced " amodern, graduate level textbbok on the electrial processes of storms" ... any meterological library should get a hold of a copy of this monograph" Meterologische Zeitschriftshow more

Table of contents

Tutorial: Basic Electricity and Magnetism ; 1. Overview of the Electrical Nature of the Earth's Atmosphere ; 2. Electrified Non-Thunderstorm Clouds ; 3. Introduction to the Electrical Nature of Thunderstorms ; 4. Corona and Point Discharge ; 5. Lightning ; 6. Instruments ; 7. Observations of the Electrical Characteristics of Thunderstorms, Part 1 ; 8. Observations of the Electrical Characteristics of Thunderstorms, Part 2 ; 9. Numerical Models of Thunderstorm Electrification ; 10. Electrical Effects on Cloud Microphysicsshow more

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