Space Sciences Series of ISSI

Planetary Atmospheric Electricity

Editors: Leblanc, F., Aplin, K., Yair, Y., Harrison, G., Lebreton, J.P., Blanc, M. (Eds.)

  • The most updated and comprehensive review of planetary lightning and electrical phenomena as observed from Earth and from modern spacecraft
  • Rich, methodological, detailed and thorough analysis of theories and experiments related to electrical processes occurring on Earth and other planetary bodies
  • Comparative planetology at its best with new images and state-of-the-art diagrams and illustrations
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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.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Foreword

    Bonnet, Roger-Maurice (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Planetary Atmospheric Electricity

    Harrison, R. G. (et al.)

    Pages 5-10

  • Investigating Earth’s Atmospheric Electricity: a Role Model for Planetary Studies

    Aplin, K. L. (et al.)

    Pages 11-27

  • Updated Review of Planetary Atmospheric Electricity

    Yair, Y. (et al.)

    Pages 29-49

  • Physical Processes Related to Discharges in Planetary Atmospheres

    Roussel-Dupré, R. (et al.)

    Pages 51-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Planetary Atmospheric Electricity
Editors
  • François Leblanc
  • Karen Aplin
  • Yoav Yair
  • Giles Harrison
  • Jean Pierre Lebreton
  • M. Blanc
Series Title
Space Sciences Series of ISSI
Series Volume
30
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-87664-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-87664-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-87663-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9047-1
Series ISSN
1385-7525
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 532
Additional Information
Reprinted from Space Science Reviews journal, Vol. 137/1-4, 2008.
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