Atmospheric Electricity

Atmospheric Electricity

International Series of Monographs in Natural Philosophy

2nd Edition - January 1, 1967

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  • Author: J. Alan Chalmers
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483185965

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Atmospheric Electricity, Second Edition provides a comprehensive discussion of the various aspects and areas of concern in atmospheric electricity. The book limits its concerns to the essential and unique topics that are relevant to the general problems in atmospheric electricity. The text first presents historical survey atmospheric electricity, and then proceeds to covering the general principles involved in atmospheric electricity. The subsequent chapters cover the much more specific and technical concepts, such as the separation of charge; the lightning discharge; the transfer of charge; the vertical potential gradient; and ions and nuclei. The title will be of great use to students, researchers, and practitioners of disciplines related to meteorology.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to Second Edition

    Preface to First Edition

    1 Historical Survey

    2 General Principles and Results

    3 Clouds, Water and Ice

    4 Ions and Nuclei

    5 The Vertical Potential Gradient

    6 Space Charge

    7 The Conductivity of the Air

    8 The Air-Earth Conduction Current

    9 Point-Discharge Currents

    10 Precipitation Currents

    11 The Transfer of Charge

    12 The Thunder Cloud

    13 Non-Stormy Clouds

    14 The Lightning Discharge

    15 Atmospherics

    16 The Separation of Charge

    17 Conclusion

    Appendix 1

    Appendix 2



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Product details

  • No. of pages: 526
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1967
  • Published: January 1, 1967
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483185965

About the Author

J. Alan Chalmers

About the Editor

D. ter Haar

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