Accession Number : AD0713260

Title :   THUNDERSTORM ELECTRICITY,

Corporate Author : LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Vonnegut,Bernard

Report Date : 31 JAN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : Contents: Nature of cloud electrification; (Types of clouds exhibiting strong electrification, initiation of electrification process, potential gradients, space charge, potentials, electrical energy and power, electric currents); Role of cloud electrification; (Influence on formation of precipitation, prevention of drop bounce-off, promotion of drop collisions and increase of collection efficiency, prevention of drop collisions, promotion of drop breakup, acceleration of ice crystal growth, effect of lightning); (Influence on dynamics, electric force per unit area, electrical acceleration of air, electrical heating and tornadoes).

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY, *THUNDERSTORMS), CUMULUS CLOUDS, RAINDROPS, INTERACTIONS, CRYSTAL GROWTH, ICE, LIGHTNING, ELECTRIC CURRENTS, HEATING, TORNADOES, CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC)

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE