The Lightning Flash (2nd Edition)

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Editor: Vernon Cooray 1
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Publication Year: 2014

This updated and expanded new edition of Cooray's classic text provides the reader with a thorough background in almost every aspect of lightning and its impact on electrical and electronic equipment. The contents range from basic discharge processes in air through transient electromagnetic field generation and interaction with overhead lines and underground cables, to lightning protection and testing techniques. New to this edition are discussions of high-speed video recordings of lightning; rocket-and-wire triggered lightning experiments; tower initiated lightning discharges; upper atmospheric electrical discharges; attachment of lightning flashes to grounded structures; energetic radiation from thunderstorms and lightning; global lightning nitrogen oxides production; and lightning and global temperature change. The Lightning Flash, 2nd Edition is a sound introduction to researchers and advanced students working in the field and of value for anyone designing, installing or commissioning equipment which needs to be secured against lightning strikes.

Inspec keywords: computational electromagnetics; electromagnetic fields; discharges (electric); lightning

Other keywords: high-speed video observations; nitrogen oxide production; lightning attachment; lightning flash; atmospheric electrical discharges; energetic radiation emissions; electromagnetic fields; triggered lightning

Subjects: Electric discharges; Physics literature and publications; General electrical engineering topics; Electric and magnetic fields; Atmospheric electricity

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