An Introduction to Lightning

@article{Cooray2014AnIT,
  title={An Introduction to Lightning},
  author={Vernon Cooray},
  journal={An Introduction to Lightning},
  year={2014}
}
  • V. Cooray
  • Published 2014
  • Geography
  • An Introduction to Lightning
Lightning and Humans: The Early Days.- Basic Physics of Electrical Discharges.- Basic Electromagnetic Theory.- Earth's Atmosphere.- The Thundercloud and Lightning Phenomenology.- Mechanism of Charge Generation in Thunderclouds.- Mechanism of the Lightning Flash.- Features of Electrical Currents in Lightning Flashes.- Electric and Magnetic Fields of Lightning Flashes.- Lightning Return Stroke Models.- Lightning Return Stroke Speed.- Propagation Effects on Lightning Generated Electromagnetic… Expand

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