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Lightning : physics and effects

Author: Vladimir A Rakov; Martin A Uman
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digitally printed first paperback version (with corrections)View all editions and formats
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A highly illustrated book covering all aspects of lightning, including lightning physics, lightning protection and the interaction of lightning with a variety of objects and systems as well as with the environment.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vladimir A Rakov; Martin A Uman
ISBN: 9780521035415 0521035414
OCLC Number: 122347437
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
"The colour figures referred to within this publication have been removed for this digital reprinting. At the time of going to press the original images were available in colour for download from http://www.cambridge.org/9780521035415 "--Page ix.
Description: x, 687 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Incidence of lightning --
Electrical structure of lightning-producing clouds --
Downward negative lightning discharges to ground --
Positive and bipolar lightning discharges to ground --
Upward lightning initiated by ground-based objects --
Artificial initiation (triggering) of lightning by ground-based activity --
Winter lightning in Japan --
Cloud discharges --
Lightning and airborne vehicles --
Thunder --
Modeling of lightning processes --
The distant lightning electromagnetic environment : atmospherics, Schumann resonances and whistlers --
Lightning effects in the middle and upper atmosphere --
Lightning effects on the chemistry of the atmosphere --
Extraterrestrial lightning --
Lightning locating systems --
Deleterious effects of lightning and protective techniques --
Lightning hazards to humans and animals --
Ball lightning, bead lightning, and other unusual discharges.
Responsibility: Vladimir A. Rakov and Martin A. Uman.

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