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Title: Measurement of atmospheric electricity during different meteorological conditions
Author: Bennett, Alec
ISNI:       0000 0001 3457 7893
Awarding Body: Reading University
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2007
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The Earth's atmosphere is continually electrified. Our understanding of the global atmospheric electrical circuit has improved since its discovery in the early twentieth century, although this area of geophysics still provides both theoretical and experimental scientific challenges. The variability of the electric field and current density measured at the surface is attributed to meteorological sources, both global and local in origin. By investigating the variability in electrical parameters under different atmospheric conditions, these global and local sources can be separated. As a consequence, information on global thunderstorm and shower cloud activity can be retrieved, which is of direct relevance to research on global climate change.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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