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Atmospheric Electricity - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080120058, 9781483185965

Atmospheric Electricity

2nd Edition

International Series of Monographs in Natural Philosophy

Author: J. Alan Chalmers
Editor: D. ter Haar
eBook ISBN: 9781483185965
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1967
Page Count: 526
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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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J. Alan Chalmers

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D. ter Haar

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