Handbook of Atmospheric Electrodynamics, Volume I: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Atmospheric Electrodynamics, Volume I

1st Edition

Edited by Hans Volland

CRC Press

432 pages

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The participation of such diverse scientific and technical disciplines as meteorology, astronomy, atmospheric electricity, ionospheric and magnetospheric physics, electromagnetic wave propagation, and radio techniques in the research of atmospherics means that results are published in scientific papers widely spread throughout the literature. This Handbook collects the latest knowledge on atmospherics and presents it in two volumes. Each chapter is written by an expert in his or her field. Topics include the physics of thunderclouds, thunder, global atmospheric electric currents, biological aspects of sferics, and various space techniques for detecting lightning within our own atmosphere as well as in the atmospheres of other planets. Up-to-date applications and methodology are detailed. Volumes I and II offer a comprehensive discussion that together will serve as an important resource for practitioners, professionals, and students alike.

Table of Contents

Ion Chemistry and Composition of the Atmosphere, A.A. Viggiano and F. Arnold

Meteorologic Aspects of Thunderstorms, E.R. Williams

Thunderstorm Electrification, C.P.R. Saunders

Lightning Currents, T. Ogawa

Lightning Detection from Ground and Space, R.E. Orville

Artificially Triggered Lightning, K. Horii and M. Nakano

Ball Lightning, H. Kikuchi

Lightning and Atmospheric Chemistry: The Rate of Atmospheric NO Production, M.G. Lawrence, W.L. Chameides, P.S. Kasibhatla, H.Levy II, and W. Moxim

Lightning Within Planetary Atmospheres, K. Rinnert

Quasistatic Electromagnetic Phenomena in the Atmosphere and Ionosphere, R.H. Holzworth

Schumann Resonances, D.D. Sentman

Low-Frequency Radio Noise, A.C. Frazer-Smith

Radio Noise Above 300 kHz due to Natural Causes, D.E. Proctor

Atmospheric Noise and Its Effects of Telecommunication System Performance, A.D. Spaulding

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Physics
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics