Lightning: Physics and Effects

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 4, 2003 - Science - 687 pages
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This is the first book to cover essentially 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. Accessible to the technical non-expert, it is addressed to anyone interested in lightning and its effects. This will include physicists, engineers working in the power, communications, computer, and aviation industries, meteorologists, atmospheric chemists, foresters, ecologists, physicians, and architects. Highly illustrated and containing an extensive bibliography, this book can also be used as a graduate text.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Cloud discharges
9
References and bibliography
12
References and bibliography
52
Electrical structure
67
References and bibliography
93
Downward negative lightning
108
Lightning and airborne vehicles
346
326
462
432
470
Lightning effects on the chemistry
507
References and bibliography
521
Extraterrestrial lightning
528
References and bibliography
551
17
561
7
570

Mechanisms of lightningaircraft
353
1
359
7
369
Generation mechanisms
377
References and bibliography
389
References and bibliography
421
The distant lightning electromagnetic
432
References and bibliography
581
Deleterious effects of lightning
588
objects and systems
621
562
648
books on lightning and related
675
480
679
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About the author (2003)

Vladimir A. Rakov is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. He was previously Director of the Lightning Research Laboratory at Tomsk Polytechnical University, Russia.

Martin A. Uman was the co-founder and President of Lightning Location and Protection, Inc. (LLP) and is now a professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida.

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