Accession Number : AD0687184

Title :   A TENTATIVE SYNTHESIS OF ELECTROHYDRODYNAMIC PHENOMENA IN THE EARTH ATMOSPHERE,

Corporate Author : INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT SCIENTISTS CORP BROOKLINE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Carstoiu,John

Report Date : 07 SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The hypothesis that thunderclouds might represent clusters of magnetically polar particles is put forward. Accordingly, Maxwell's theory is implemented to take into account new densities of current and charge due to magnetic matter. A new branch of electrohydrodynamics is developed to some considerable extent. 'Electrohydrodynamic waves' are studied when both the compressibility and magnetic diffusity of the material are considered. These waves are tentatively related to the phenomenon of 'spherics'. The paper is concluded with some indications about the existence of 'electrohydrodynamic shocks' and their possible applications to tornado and lightning phenomena. The theory at this stage, needs experimental evidence. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY, THEORY), HYDRODYNAMICS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, THUNDERSTORMS, POLARIZATION, LOW FREQUENCY, DIFFUSION, CLOUDS, MODELS(SIMULATIONS), PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE