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Point-discharge-current observations in the thunderstorm environment of the years 1987 and 1988 at Pune

Manohar, GK and Kandalgaonkar, SS and Sholapurkar, SM (1991) Point-discharge-current observations in the thunderstorm environment of the years 1987 and 1988 at Pune. Monthly Weather Review, 119 (12). pp. 3104-3107.

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Abstract

Observations of point-discharge current through an artifically erected single point in the thunderstorm environment at Pune during the years 1987 and 1988 were made and studied for the monthly net charge received by the earth through this process. Curiously, the net charge received by the earth at the station through point-discharge current, during six thunderstorm days in May and five in June 1987, was noticed as positive and amounted to 9 and 3mC, respectively, whereas during the rest of 1987 and most of the time throughout 1988 the net-charge values were negative.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Meteorological Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: charge; lightning; point-discharge-current observation; thunderstorm, India, Maharashtra, Pune
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 11 May 2015 11:30
Last Modified: 11 May 2015 11:30
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1121

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