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The electrical environment of the earth's atmosphere: A review

Singh, DK and Singh, RP and Kamra, AK (2004) The electrical environment of the earth's atmosphere: A review. Space Science Reviews, 113 (3-4). pp. 375-408.

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The study of the electrical environment of the Earth's atmosphere has rapidly advanced during the past century. Great strides have been made towards the understanding of lightning and thunderstorms and in relating them to the global electric circuit. The electromagnetic fields and currents connect different parts of the Earth's environment, and any type of perturbation in one region affects another region. Starting from the traditional views in which the electrodynamics of one region has been studied in isolation from the neighboring regions, the modern theory of the global electrical circuit has been discussed briefly. Interconnection and electrodynamic coupling of various regions of the Earth's environment can be easily studied by using the global electric circuit model. Deficiencies in the model and the possibility of improvement in it have been suggested. Application of the global electric circuit model to the understanding of the Earth's changes of climate has been indicated.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Circuit models; Electrical environment; Electrodynamic couplings; Strides, Electrodynamics; Electromagnetic fields; Lightning; Mathematical models; Networks (circuits); Perturbation techniques; Thunderstorms, Earth atmosphere, altitude; astronomy; atmosphere; climate; electric conductivity; electric current; electric potential; electricity; electromagnetic field; energy; environment; lightning; review; stratosphere; surface property; theory; troposphere; weather
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 08:47
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2015 08:47

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