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Planetary Atmospheric Electricity

  • F. Leblanc
  • K. L. Aplin
  • Y. Yair
  • R. G. Harrison
  • J. P. Lebreton
  • M. Blanc

Part of the Space Sciences Series of ISSI book series (SSSI, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-V
  2. Roger-Maurice Bonnet, Michel Blanc
    Pages 1-3
  3. R. G. Harrison, K. L. Aplin, F. Leblanc, Y. Yair
    Pages 5-10
  4. K. L. Aplin, R. G. Harrison, M. J. Rycroft
    Pages 11-27
  5. Y. Yair, G. Fischer, F. Simões, N. Renno, P. Zarka
    Pages 29-49
  6. R. Roussel-Dupré, J. J. Colman, E. Symbalisty, D. Sentman, V. P. Pasko
    Pages 51-82
  7. Michael J. Rycroft, R. Giles Harrison, Keri A. Nicoll, Evgeny A. Mareev
    Pages 83-105
  8. R. Giles Harrison, Hannes Tammet
    Pages 107-118
  9. Rudolf A. Treumann, Zbigniew Kłos, Michel Parrot
    Pages 133-148
  10. G. A. Bazilevskaya, I. G. Usoskin, E. O. Flückiger, R. G. Harrison, L. Desorgher, R. Bütikofer et al.
    Pages 149-173
  11. J. G. Molina-Cuberos, J. J. López-Moreno, F. Arnold
    Pages 175-191
  12. S. N. Tripathi, M. Michael, R. G. Harrison
    Pages 193-211
  13. Frank Arnold
    Pages 225-239
  14. Jan Kazil, R. Giles Harrison, Edward R. Lovejoy
    Pages 241-255
  15. P. Zarka, W. Farrell, G. Fischer, A. Konovalenko
    Pages 257-269
  16. Georg Fischer, Donald A. Gurnett, William S. Kurth, Ferzan Akalin, Philippe Zarka, Ulyana A. Dyudina et al.
    Pages 271-285
  17. Ralph D. Lorenz
    Pages 287-294
  18. Ralph D. Lorenz
    Pages 295-299

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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • F. Leblanc
    • 1
  • K. L. Aplin
    • 2
  • Y. Yair
    • 3
  • R. G. Harrison
    • 4
  • J. P. Lebreton
    • 5
  • M. Blanc
    • 6
  1. 1.Service d’Aeronomie du CNRS/IPSLUniversité Versailles Saint QuentinVerrières Le BuissonFrance
  2. 2.Space Science and Technology DepartmentRutherford Appleton LaboratoryOxonUK
  3. 3.Department of Life and Natural SciencesOpen University of IsraelRa’ananaIsrael
  4. 4.Department of MeteorologyUniversity of ReadingReadingUK
  5. 5.Space Science Department of ESANoordwickThe Netherlands
  6. 6.CESRUniversite Paul SabatierToulouseFrance

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