Analysis of the Atmospheric Electric Circuit using the Finite Element Method

@article{Nogueira2009AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the Atmospheric Electric Circuit using the Finite Element Method},
  author={A. F. L. Nogueira},
  journal={IEEE Latin America Transactions},
  year={2009},
  volume={7}
}
This study concerns the electrical properties of the Earth's lower atmosphere. A theoretical description of the terrestrial global circuit is presented. An electrostatic model based on the finite element technique is used to investigate the following parameters of the Earth-ionosphere cavity: (i) energy storage in different regions; (ii) variation with… CONTINUE READING