Accession Number:

AD0730622

Title:

Introduction to Lightning and other Electrostatic Phenomena,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR WEATHER SERVICE SCOTT AFB ILL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The technical report points out the importance of forecasters in the field understanding the basic physical principles of the lightning stroke, the lightning flash, and certain other electrostatic phenomena. Several varied theories on the creation of negative and positive charge centers in cumulo-nimbus clouds are presented by the author for the readers consideration. The integral parts of a single lightning flash are covered in detail and the author furnishes a better insight to the lightning phenomenon than normally held by the weather forecasters in the field. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE