Aerosol-induced correlation between visibility and atmospheric electricity

  title={Aerosol-induced correlation between visibility and atmospheric electricity},
  author={R Giles Harrison},
Atmospheric aerosol acts to reduce the background concentration of natural cluster ions, and to attenuate optical propagation. Hence, the presence of aerosol has two consequences, the reduction of the air’s electrical conductivity and the visual range. Ion-aerosol theory and Koschmieder’s visibility theory are combined here to derive the related non-linear variation of the atmospheric electric potential gradient with visual range. A substantial sensitivity is found under poor visual range… CONTINUE READING


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