Accession Number:

AD0713260

Title:

THUNDERSTORM ELECTRICITY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Contents Nature of cloud electrification Types of clouds exhibiting strong electrification, initiation of electrification process, potential gradients, space charge, potentials, electrical energy and power, electric currents Role of cloud electrification Influence on formation of precipitation, prevention of drop bounce-off, promotion of drop collisions and increase of collection efficiency, prevention of drop collisions, promotion of drop breakup, acceleration of ice crystal growth, effect of lightning Influence on dynamics, electric force per unit area, electrical acceleration of air, electrical heating and tornadoes.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE