Accession Number : AD0667416

Title :   ANNUAL VARIATION OF THE ELECTRIC POTENTIAL OF THE ATMOSPHERE AT A HEIGHT OF 6000 M AND THE CHARGE OF A COLUMN OF AIR IN THE 0-6666 M LAYER.

Descriptive Note : Research translation,

Corporate Author : AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Imyanitov,I. M. ; Chubarina,E. V.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The annual variation of space charges in the atmosphere in the 0-6000 m layer as well as the characteristics of the variation in the 0-500, 500-3500, and 3500-6000 m layers are investigated. It is shown that the range of the annual variation is very large and may account for a significant part of the annual unitary variation of the atmospheric electric field intensity. An inverse variation of the space charges in the lower and middle layers is also noted. The principal variations of the atmospheric charge are concentrated in the middle layer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, *ELECTRIC FIELDS), PERIODIC VARIATIONS, INTENSITY, THUNDERSTORMS, CLOUDS, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, SPACE CHARGE, CONDUCTIVITY, LIGHTNING, MEASUREMENT, HIGH ALTITUDE, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, USSR, CHARGED PARTICLES

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE