Lightning: Principles, Instruments and Applications

Review of Modern Lightning Research

Editors: Betz, Hans Dieter, Schumann, Ulrich, Laroche, Pierre (Eds.)

  • A current understanding of lightning phenomena
  • Experimental observations and theoretical explanations of lightning
  • Importance of lightning in meteorology and atmospheric science
  • The reader gets a comprehensive view about lightning effects, even on very complex topics which are not yet fully understood and remain subject to further research
  • The level of questions discussed is high, but the contents should be understandable for non-experts
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About this book

Lightning represents a natural phenomenon of substantial interest. Due to its complex nature, research continues in many countries and reveals amazing results. Lightning is actively observed because of its relevance to Earth climate and air composition in addition to the classical aspects of related human fatalities and damage to forests, buildings, power lines, aircraft, structures and electronic devices.

In this volume, the most important contemporary questions on lightning are addressed and analyzed under many experimental and theoretical aspects. Lightning detection techniques using ground-based and space-borne methods are described, along with network engineering and statistical analysis.

Contributions detail research on atmospheric electricity, cloud physics, lightning physics, modeling of electrical storms and middle atmospheric events. Special phenomena such as triggered lightning and sprite observations are examined. Lightning-induced nitrogen oxides and their effects on atmospheric chemistry and climate are discussed.

Each topic is presented by international experts in the field. Topics include:

* air chemistry

* convective storms

* infrasound from lightning

* lightning and climate change

* lightning and precipitation

* lightning and radiation

* lightning and supercells

* lightning and thunderstorms

* lightning detection

* lightning from space

* lighting protection

* lightning return strokes

* observations and interpretations

* spatial distribution and frequency

* triggered lightning

* weather extremes

About the authors

Hans D. Betz received his PhD in Physics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He performed research and teaching at the Physics Department of MIT at Boston, USA, thereafter at the Physics Department of the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich. Major fields of research covered laser, atomic and nuclear physics, and atmospheric electricity.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Present Understanding of the Lightning Return Stroke

    Baba, Yoshihiro (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Triggered Lightning

    Rakov, Vladimir A.

    Pages 23-56

  • Electric Field and Charge Structure in Lightning-Producing Clouds

    Stolzenburg, Maribeth (et al.)

    Pages 57-82

  • Characteristics of Lightning in Supercells

    Tessendorf, Sarah A.

    Pages 83-114

  • LINET – An International VLF/LF Lightning Detection Network in Europe

    Betz, Hans D. (et al.)

    Pages 115-140

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lightning: Principles, Instruments and Applications
Book Subtitle
Review of Modern Lightning Research
Editors
  • Hans Dieter Betz
  • Ulrich Schumann
  • Pierre Laroche
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9079-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9079-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9078-3
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8064-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 641
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