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Raindrop charges, electric field and space charge measurements at a mountain station covered with monsoon clouds

Kamra, AK and Sathe, AB (1983) Raindrop charges, electric field and space charge measurements at a mountain station covered with monsoon clouds. Archives for Meteorology, Geophysics, and Bioclimatology Series A, 32 (1-2). pp. 145-153.

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Abstract

Raindrop charges, electric field, space charge and rainfall intensity have been measured at a mountain station, Mahabaleshwar, during the southwest monsoon season when it is almost always covered with stratus and strato-cumulus clouds. Negative potential gradients of less than -300 V/m, small fluctuating space charges and negative charges on 71 of the total number of the charged raindrops have been observed to prevail. Net charge being transported by precipitation to the ground has been observed to be negative. Analysis of the electrical characteristics of five different showers indicates no distinct groups in which these showers need be divided.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer-Verlag
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2015 10:49
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2015 10:49
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1295

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