Lightning: Physics and Effects

Lightning: Physics and Effects

by Vladimir A. Rakov, Martin A. Uman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521583276

ISBN-13: 9780521583275

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Lightning: Physics and Effects is the first book that covers essentially all aspects of lightning, including lightning physics, lightning protection, and the interaction of lightning with a variety of objects and systems as well as with the environment. It is written in a style that will be accessible to the technical non-expert and is addressed to anyone interested…  See more details below

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Lightning: Physics and Effects is the first book that covers essentially all aspects of lightning, including lightning physics, lightning protection, and the interaction of lightning with a variety of objects and systems as well as with the environment. It is written in a style that will be accessible to the technical non-expert and is addressed to anyone interested in lightning and its effects. This will include physicists, engineers working in the power industry and in the communications, computer, and aviation industries, meteorologists, atmospheric chemists, foresters, ecologists, physicians working in the area of electrical trauma, and architects. This comprehensive reference volume contains over 300 illustrations, 70 tables containing quantitative information, and over 6000 references and bibliography entries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521583275
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Pages:
698
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 10.87(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
2Incidence of lightning24
3Electrical structure of lightning-producing clouds67
4Downward negative lightning discharges to ground108
5Positive and bipolar lightning discharges to ground214
6Upward lightning initiated by ground-based objects241
7Artificial initiation (triggering) of lightning by ground-based activity265
8Winter lightning in Japan308
9Cloud discharges321
10Lightning and airborne vehicles346
11Thunder374
12Modeling of lightning processes394
13The distant lightning electromagnetic environment: atmospherics, Schumann resonances, and whistlers432
14Lightning effects in the middle and upper atmosphere480
15Lightning effects on the chemistry of the atmosphere507
16Extraterrestrial lightning528
17Lightning locating systems555
18Deleterious effects of lightning and protective techniques588
19Lightning hazards to humans and animals642
20Ball lightning, bead lightning, and other unusual discharges656
AppBooks on lightning and related subjects675
Index679

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