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Lightning Physics and Effects

ISBN-10: 0521035414
ISBN-13: 9780521035415
Edition: 2007
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Description: A highly illustrated book covering all aspects of lightning, including lightning physics, lightning protection and the interaction of lightning with a variety of objects and systems as well as with the environment.

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Book details

List price: $179.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/8/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 700
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

A highly illustrated book covering all aspects of lightning, including lightning physics, lightning protection and the interaction of lightning with a variety of objects and systems as well as with the environment.

Preface
Introduction
Incidence of lightning
Electrical structure of lightning-producing clouds
Downward negative lightning discharges to ground
Positive and bipolar lightning discharges to ground
Upward lightning initiated by ground-based objects
Artificial initiation (triggering) of lightning by ground-based activity
Winter lightning in Japan
Cloud discharges
Lightning and airborne vehicles
Thunder
Modelling of lightning processes
The distant lightning electromagnetic environment: atmospherics, Schumann resonances and whistlers
Lightning effects in the middle and upper atmosphere
Lightning effects on the chemistry of the atmosphere
Extraterrestrial lightning
Lightning locating systems
Deleterious effects of lightning and protective techniques
Lightning hazards to humans and animals
Ball lightning, bead lightning, and other unusual discharges
Appendix. books on lightning and related subjects
Subjects
Index

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