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Title: Investigation of a Reproducible Boiling Phenomenon with Relevance to Volcanic Lightning
Author: Pounder, C.
Awarding Body: The Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 1978
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Evidence for the existance of volcanic lightning is produced from a literature survey and the charge sources which have been suggested are listed and those, of the 18th and 19th centuries, which involved boiling water are reviewed in detail. Studies of saline contact charging, undertaken by Blanchard et al, when Surtsey emerged in 1963 are reviewed and lead to the continuation, in this investigation, of the Leidenfrost form of boiling and the discovery of an associated charging process. This discovery resolves a two centuries long dispute as to whether the Leidenfrost phenomenon of boiling produces charge as well as showing its important relevance to volcanic lightning where solution contact charging is in evidence.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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