The Electrical Nature of Storms by Donald R. MacGorman, W. David Rust, Rust MacGorman | | 9780195073379 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Electrical Nature of Storms

The Electrical Nature of Storms

by Donald R. MacGorman, W. David Rust, Rust MacGorman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195073371

ISBN-13: 9780195073379

Pub. Date: 03/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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 have revolutionized our understanding. The books provides substantial background

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195073379
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Tutorial: Basic Electricity and Magnetism
1. Overview of the Electrical Nature of the Earth's Atmosphere
2. Electrified Nonthunderstorm Clouds
3. Introduction to the Electrical Nature of Thunderstorms
4. Corona and Point Discharge
5. Lightning
6. Instruments
7. Observations of the Electrical Characteristics of Thunderstorms: I. General Characteristics
8. Observations of the Electrical Characteristics of Thunderstorms: II. Severe, Winter, and Tropical Storms and Storm Systems
9. Numerical Models of Thunderstorm Electrification
10. Electrical Effects on Cloud Microphysics
Appendix A. Selected Symbols and Definitions
Appendix B. Physical Constants and Conversion Factors
References
Index

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