The lightning discharge

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StatementMartin A. Uman.
SeriesInternational geophysics series ;, v. 39
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LC ClassificationsQC966 .U4 1987
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Paginationxii, 377 p. :
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Open LibraryOL2731776M
ISBN 100127083502
LC Control Number86025884

The experimental study of lightning discharge development is possible only by means of high speed cameras. Figure provides a simplified sketch of the development of a cloud–ground lightning discharge. The considered case corresponds to a downward discharge between the cloud and a flat or moderate height (lower than m) ground surface.

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Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. In this readable, absorbing, up-to-date monograph, one of the nati /5. Lightning (Dover Books on Physics) Paperback – Janu You will also learn about electric and magnetic field measurements, which includes field changes due to cloud to ground lightning, discharge lowering charge to earth.

There is some history in this book on theories; experimental techniques and the lightning spectroscopy /5(7). The motivation to write The Lightning Discharge was in large part derived from my own involvement in lightning research. That research was strongly influenced by almost 25 years of collaborative studies with E.P.

Krider of the University of Arizona (21 co-authored journal articles) and recently by collaborative work at the University of Florida with W.H. Beasley and with E.M. Thomson.5/5(1). In this readable, absorbing, up-to-date monograph, one of the nation's foremost experts on lightning sets forth most of what has been learned about the subject.

To make the material more easily understandable, the author has organized the chapters primarily by lightning process. Following a general introduction and chapters on The lightning discharge book phenomenology and cloud and lightning charges, he looks Reviews: 1.

Lightning is a naturally occurring electrostatic discharge during which two electrically charged regions in the atmosphere or ground temporarily equalize themselves, causing the instantaneous release of as much as one gigajoule of energy.

This discharge may produce a wide range of electromagnetic radiation, from very hot plasma created by the rapid movement of electrons to brilliant flashes of.

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The lightning discharge book this from a library. The lightning discharge. [Martin A Uman] -- All you will ever want to know about lightning and thunder. The form of discharge most frequently examined is the negative cloud-to-ground lightning (downward negative lightning), as more than 90 % of all flashes meet this type of discharge.

Therefore it is of fundamental importance for the design of lightning protection systems. Absorbing, up-to-date monograph by expert sets forth most of what has been learned about lightning, augmented with a generous selection of diagrams, charts, and photographs.

Appendices on electromagnetics, statistics, and experimental techniques help clarify some of the concepts covered in the text. illustrations. Appendices. Index. The lightning discharge. [Martin A Uman] Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Process --Return Stroke --Dart Leader --Continuing Current --J- and K-Processes in Discharges to Ground --Positive Lightning --Upward Lightning and the Artificial Initiation of Lightning --Cloud Discharges --Lightning on Other Planets --Thunder.

A lightning discharge that involves an object on the ground or in the atmosphere is referred to as a “lightning strike.” A commonly used non-technical term for a lightning discharge is a “lightning bolt.” About three quarters of lightning discharges do not involve the : Vladimir A.

Rakov. Search in this book series. The Lightning Discharge. Edited by Martin A. Uman. Vol Pages iii-xii, () Download full volume. Previous volume. Next volume. Actions for selected chapters. Select all / Deselect all.

Download PDFs Export citations. Show all chapter previews Show all chapter previews. Editorial Reviews. For physicists, meteorologists, and electrical engineers, Uman (electrical and computer engineering, U.

of Florida-Gainsville) sets out what is known about lightning, discussing lightning phenomenology, cloud and lightning charges, types and stages of lightning, cloud discharges, lightning on other planets, and of course : Dover Publications.

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After including measurements useful for understanding lightning and its effects, the book describes the mechanism of lightning discharge processes.

It then examines the effects of large aircraft, high-voltage lines, and other high-altitude constructions on lightning trajectory and leader attraction. In the final two chapters, Dr. Uman investigates lightning on other planets and examines the phenomenon of thunder.

Each chapter contains a reference list, and the book as a whole is augmented with a generous selection of diagrams, charts, and photographs. The analysis of the electrostatic aspects of a lightning discharge first presented in Kasemir (, ) and then advanced in Kasemir is based on Kasemir's concept of a bidirectional, bipolar analysis provides the foundation on which we have built our understanding of the basic relationships between electrical potentials, ambient electric field, and induced charges on lightning.

Lightning Discharge and Fundamentals of Lightning Protection Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Lightning Research 4(1) June with 1, Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Discharge phenomena in the absence of appreciable space charge Discharge phenomena in the presence of space charge Some Rough Calculations Some electrostatic relations Cloud-charge dimensions and leader radius The cloud-to-ground potential difference and energy available for lightning Stepped-leader TheoriesPages:   As I noted earlier, air is normally an insulator, so in order for the lightning discharge to propagate from its point of origin to other locations such as the ground, the air along the path must.

The concluding chapters consider the phenomena of thunder cloud and the lightning discharge.

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These chapters also examine various theories in understanding the separation of Earth's charge. This book will be of value to physicists, atmospheric scientists, and researchers in the allied fields.

About the Author. The motivation to write The Lightning Discharge was in large part derived from my own involvement in lightning research. That research was strongly influenced by almost 25 years of collaborative studies with E.P.

Krider of the University of Arizona (21 co-authored journal articles) and recently by collaborative work at the University of Florida with W.H. Beasley and with E /5(5). Purchase The Lightning Discharge, Volume 39 - 1st Edition.

Print Book & E-Book. ISBNBook Edition: 1. Lightning PBS air date: Octo ROBERT KRULWICH: By the way, maybe you've noticed, in the old movies, when it's time to zap the monster on the table and bring it to life, they always use.

Lightning Discharge and Fundamentals of Lightning Protection Journal of Lightning Research,Volume 4 5 and if 10 percent of the direct lightning current flows in the wire producing dI/dt = A s-1, 10 kV will be produced across each meter of the wire.

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It. Evolution simulation of lightning discharge based on a magnetohydrodynamics method Article in Plasma Science and Technology 20(7) July with 63 Reads How we measure 'reads'. Pan Am Flight was a scheduled flight of Pan American World Airways from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Baltimore, Maryland, and Philadelphia, December 8,the Boeing serving the flight crashed near Elkton, Maryland, while flying from Baltimore to Philadelphia, after being hit by 81 occupants of the plane were origin: Isla Verde International Airport.

Al Peterlin: Lightning is, generally, any and all forms of visible electrical discharge produced by thundershowers. There are many names.

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There are many names. Directly from the Glossary of Meteorology, different forms include: streak lightning, forked, sheet, heat lightning, and ball lightning. A gas discharge tube or "spark gap" is an example of a "crowbar" device.

It attempts to short circuit the signal (like putting a crowbar across the signal leads) once it exceeds a certain voltage threshold. The figure below (from Uman's lightning protection book) shows the operating characteristics of .Buy The Lightning Discharge (Dover Books on Physics) Unabridged by Uman, Martin A.

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Uman, Physics In this readable, absorbing, up-to-date monograph, one of the nation's foremost experts on lightning sets forth most of what has been learned about the subject.