Accession Number:

ADA093128

Title:

Corona from Ice, Thunderstorm Electrification and Lightning Suppression.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Sep 77-31 Aug 80,

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER INST OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (ENGLAND) DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Five distinct avenues of research relating to thunderstorm electrification are presented Airborne Studies of Thunderstorm Electrification details some results of the three-year Thunderstorm Research International Project TRIP Charge Transfer Accompanying Collisions Between Hailstones and Supercooled Raindrops in the Presence of an Electric Field Charge Transfer Accompanying Individual Collisions Between Ice Particles, Surface Potential Steps and Their Role in Thunderstorm Electrification The Growth of a Positive Streamer System Laboratory and Theoretical Studies of the Raingush Phenomenon. The last four sections above are summaries of laboratory experiments conducted at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE