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The atmospheric global electric circuit: An overview

Siingh, D and Gopalakrishnan, V and Singh, RP and Kamra, AK and Singh, S and Pant, V and Singh, R and Singh, AK (2007) The atmospheric global electric circuit: An overview. Atmospheric Research, 84 (2). pp. 91-110.

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Research work in the area of the Global Electric Circuit (GEC) has rapidly expanded in recent years mainly through observations of lightning from satellites and ground-based networks and observations of optical emissions between cloud and the ionosphere. After reviewing this progress, we critically examine the role of various generators of the currents flowing in the lower and upper atmosphere and supplying currents to the GEC. The role of aerosols and cosmic rays in controlling the GEC and linkage between climate, solar-terrestrial relationships and the GEC has been briefly discussed. Some unsolved problems in this area are reported for future investigations.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Atmospheric aerosols; Atmospheric temperature; Clouds; Cosmic rays; Ionosphere; Lightning; Thunderstorms, Atmospheric conductivity; Atmospheric global electric circuit; Columnar resistance; Fair-weather electricity; Galactic cosmic rays; Interplanetary magnetic field; Ion-aerosol interaction; Ionospheric-magnetospheric dynamo; Schumann resonance; Space weather, Atmospheric electricity, aerosol; atmospheric electricity; cosmic ray; ionosphere; lightning; magnetic field; magnetosphere; thunderstorm
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2015 10:58
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2015 10:58

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