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Lightning physics and lightning protection

Author: Ė M Bazeli︠a︡n; I︠U︡ P Raĭzer
Publisher: Bristol ; Philadelphia : Institute of Physics Pub., ©2000.
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Presents a review of lightning, including its hazards and protection techniques. This book examines the effects of large aircraft, high-voltage lines, and other high-altitude constructions on  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ė M Bazeli︠a︡n; I︠U︡ P Raĭzer
ISBN: 0750304774 9780750304771
OCLC Number: 44425374
Description: x, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: lightning, its destructive effects and protection --
Types of lightning discharge --
Lightning discharge components --
Basic stages of a lightning spark --
Continuous and stepwise leaders --
Lightning stroke frequency --
Strokes at terrestrial objects --
Human hazard --
Lightning hazards --
A direct lightning stroke --
Induced overvoltage --
Electrostatic induction --
High potential infection --
Current inrush from a spark creeping along the earth's surface --
Are lightning protectors reliable? --
Lightning as a power supply --
The streamer-leader process in a long spark --
What a lightning researcher should know about a long spark --
A long streamer --
The streamer tip as an ionization wave --
Evaluation of streamer parameters --
Current and field in the channel behind the tip --
Gas heating in a streamer channel --
Electron-molecular reactions and plasma decay in cold air --
Final streamer length --
Streamer in a uniform field and in the 'absence' of electrodes --
The principles of a leader process --
The necessity of gas heating --
The necessity of a streamer accompaniment --
Channel contraction mechanism --
Leader velocity --
The streamer zone and cover --
Charge and field in a streamer zone --
Streamer frequency and number --
Leader tip current --
Ionization processes in the cover --
A long leader channel --
Field and the plasma state --
Energy balance and similarity to an arc --
Voltage for a long spark --
A negative leader --
Available lightning data --
Atmospheric field during a lightning discharge.
Responsibility: E.M. Bazelyan and Yu. P. Raizer.
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