Book 2009

Lightning: Principles, Instruments and Applications

Review of Modern Lightning Research


ISBN: 978-1-4020-9078-3 (Print) 978-1-4020-9079-0 (Online)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XV

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-21

    Present Understanding of the Lightning Return Stroke

  3. Chapter

    Pages 23-56

    Triggered Lightning

  4. Chapter

    Pages 57-82

    Electric Field and Charge Structure in Lightning-Producing Clouds

  5. Chapter

    Pages 83-114

    Characteristics of Lightning in Supercells

  6. Chapter

    Pages 115-140

    LINET – An International VLF/LF Lightning Detection Network in Europe

  7. Chapter

    Pages 141-159

    LAMPINET – Lightning Detection in Italy

  8. Chapter

    Pages 161-185

    Lightning Detection in Spain: The Particular Case of Catalonia

  9. Chapter

    Pages 187-207

    Spatial Distribution and Frequency of Thunderstorms and Lightning in Australia

  10. Chapter

    Pages 209-229

    Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Observations in Brazil

  11. Chapter

    Pages 231-251

    Observation and Interpretation of Lightning Flashes with Electromagnetic Lightning Mapper

  12. Chapter

    Pages 253-270

    Nowcasting of Thunderstorms Using VHF Measurements

  13. Chapter

    Pages 271-286

    Optical Detection of Lightning from Space

  14. Chapter

    Pages 287-307

    Space- and Ground-Based Studies of Lightning Signatures

  15. Chapter

    Pages 309-329

    Lightning Measurements from Satellites and Significance for Storms in the Mediterranean

  16. Chapter

    Pages 331-346

    Energetic Radiation and Lightning

  17. Chapter

    Pages 347-386

    Schumann Resonance Signatures of Global Lightning Activity

  18. Chapter

    Pages 387-415

    The Meteorological and Electrical Structure of TLE-Producing Convective Storms

  19. Chapter

    Pages 417-432

    Infrasound from Lightning and Sprites

  20. Chapter

    Pages 433-446

    Lightning in the Mediterranean in Relation with Cloud Microphysical Parameters

  21. Chapter

    Pages 447-463

    Lightning and Precipitation

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