Fair-Weather Atmospheric Electrification on Earth

  • Karen L. Aplin
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Astronomy book series (BRIEFSASTRON)


The electrical processes acting in Earth’s atmosphere away from thunderstorms are described. The concept of a global electrical circuit is introduced, and the general conditions for a global circuit defined.


Nucleation Mechanism Cloud Condensation Nucleus Fair Weather Global Circuit Global Electric Circuit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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