The Electrical Nature of Storms

Hardcover | September 1, 1997

byDonald R. MacGorman, W. David Rust

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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 haverevolutionized our understanding. The books provides substantial background material, making it accessible to a broad scientific audience.

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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 haverevolutionized our understanding. The books provi...

Donald MacGorman and W. David Rust are both at the National Severe Storms Laboratory.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 7.09 × 10 × 1.1 inPublished:September 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195073371

ISBN - 13:9780195073379

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Table of Contents

Tutorial: Basic Electricity and Magnetism1. Overview of the Electrical Nature of the Earth's Atmosphere2. Electrified Nonthunderstorm Clouds3. Introduction to the Electrical Nature of Thunderstorms4. Corona and Point Discharge5. Lightning6. Instruments7. Observations of the Electrical Characteristics of Thunderstorms: I. General Characteristics8. Observations of the Electrical Characteristics of Thunderstorms: II. Severe, Winter, and Tropical Storms and Storm Systems9. Numerical Models of Thunderstorm Electrification10. Electrical Effects on Cloud MicrophysicsAppendix A. Selected Symbols and DefinitionsAppendix B. Physical Constants and Conversion FactorsReferencesIndex

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"A similar completeness is not known from any atmospheric chemistry or radar meteorology textbook. [...] [T]his book can be highly recommended both for students, who will benefit from the completeness and actuality of the presented material, and for scientists working in the field ofthunderstorm research."--Meteorologische Zeitschrift