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About this book
This volume presents our contemporary understanding of atmospheric electricity at Earth and in other solar system atmospheres. It is written by experts in terrestrial atmospheric electricity and planetary scientists. Many of the key issues related to planetary atmospheric electricity are discussed.
The physics presented in this book includes ionisation processes in planetary atmospheres, charge generation and separation, and a discussion of electromagnetic signatures of atmospheric discharges. The measurement of thunderstorms and lightning, including its effects and hazards, is highlighted by articles on ground and space based instrumentation, and new missions.Theory and modelling of planetary atmospheric electricity complete this review of the research that is undertaken in this exciting field of space science.
This book is an essential research tool for space scientists and geoscientists interested in electrical effects in atmospheres and planetary systems. Graduate students and researchers who are new to the field will benefit from the introductory overviews and can quickly expand their knowledge by studying the subsequent sections.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Planetary Atmospheric Electricity
Jean Pierre Lebreton
- Series Title Space Sciences Series of ISSI
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-87664-1
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, BV 2008
- Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-87663-4
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-9047-1
- eBook ISBN 978-0-387-87664-1
- Series ISSN 1385-7525
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages VI, 532
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
- Additional Information Reprinted from Space Science Reviews journal, Vol. 137/1-4, 2008.
Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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