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Measurements of atmospheric electric field and conductivity in the locality of a gas well flame

Gopalakrishnan, V and Deshpande, CG and Kamra, AK (1996) Measurements of atmospheric electric field and conductivity in the locality of a gas well flame. Geophysical Research Letters, 23 (24). pp. 3615-3618.

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Abstract

Measurements of the atmospheric electric field and conductivity of both polarities are made at the Earth's surface 1.5 kms from a very large flame produced due to a gas well blowout. The results show a single periodic diurnal variation of electric field with a maximum in the afternoons and very low values of electric field during nights. The observation is explained with the help of Vonnegut et al.'s 1995 results that a flame burning under the influence of the fair weather electric field releases negative charge into the atmosphere. Possible implication of the results in explaining the development of inverted dipole in forest fire clouds is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Geophysical Union.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blowouts; Electric conductivity of gases; Electric variables measurement; Experiments; Flame research, Atmospheric electric field; Gas well flame, Atmospheric electricity, atmosphere; conductivity; electric field; gas well flame
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2015 07:15
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2015 07:15
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1717

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