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Lightning Electromagnetics

1st Edition

By Robert Gardner

CRC Press

552 pages

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pub: 1990-05-01
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A survey of theoretical and experimental research, this book covers all areas of lightning phenomenology. The four sections cover models of fundamental lightning processes, propagation of lightning-induced signals, measurement of lightning parameters, and lightning interaction with systems. The book provides an excellent review of the use of models to support remote sensing efforts. It includes data on high-frequency radiated fields for lightening and an overview of the data available in the frequency and time domains for lightning. The book also presents spectoral and temporal characteristics of lightning in the VHF-UHF frequency range and uses photographic and electromagnetic measurements to examine how lighting chooses a strike point.

Table of Contents


Properties of Lighting-Leader Pulses, C.E. Baum

Analytic Return-Stroke Transmission-Line Model, C.E. Baum and L. Baker

An Introduction to Leader Tip Modeling, C.E. Baum and R.L. Gardner

Lightning Return Stroke: A Numerical Calculation of the Optical Radiation, A.H. Paxton, R.L. Gardner, and L. Baker

Return-Stroke Transmission Line Model, L. Baker

Natural Frequencies of a Post with a Lightning Return Stroke, F.C. Yang and K.S.H. Lee

Motion of Ion Clouds in Air, C.E. Baum

Return-Stroke Initiation, C.E. Baum


Review of Propagation Effects for Pulse Transmission, J.R. Wait

Effect of the Propagation Path on Lightning-Induced Transient Fields, R.L. Gardner


Submicrosecond Risetimes in Lightning Return-Stroke Fields, C.D. Weidman and E.P. Krider

The Fine Structure of Lightning Return-Stroke Waveforms, C.D. Weidman and E.P. Krider

Observation of Lightning in the Frequency and Time Domains, J.E. Nenevicz, E.F. Vance, and J.M. Hamm

UHF-UVF Radiation from Lightning, M. Le Boulche, J. Hamelin, and C. Weidman

A Study of Lightning Initiation Based on VHF Radiation, J.P. Moreau and P.L. Rustan

On the Interception of the Lightening Discharge, V. Scuka et al

Electromagnetic Properties of Lighting Channels Formation and Propagation, G. Labaune, P. Richard, and A. Bondieu

Electromagnetic Measurement and Location of Lightning, C.E. Baum, J.P. O'Neill, E.L. Breen, D.L. Hall, and C.B. Moore

Experimental Study of the Electromagnetic Characteristics of Lightning Discharge in the 200 Hz-20 MHz Band, C. Leteinturier and J. Hamelin

Simultaneous Measurement of Current, Electromagnetic Fields, and Optical Emission from a Lightning Stroke, L. Baker, R.L. Gardner, A.H. Paxton, C.E. Baum, and W. Rison


Current and Voltage on a Telecommunications Cable by a Lightning Stroke, A. Zeddam and P. Degauge

New Results for Quantification of Lightning/Aircraft Electrodynamics, F.L. Pitts, R.A. Perala, T.H. Rudolph, L.D. Lee

Analysis of Correlated Electromagnetic Fields and Current Pulses During Airborne Lightning Attachments, J.S. Reazer, A.V. Serrano, L.C. Walko, and H.D. Burket

Lighting Response of Aircraft, F.C. Yang, K.S.H. Lee, D.J. Andersh, and J. Steil

Comparison of Published HEMP and Natural Lightning on the Surface of an Aircraft, R.L. Gardner, L. Baker, J.L. Gilbert, C.E. Baum, and D.J. Andersh


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