Local weather conditions can change the electrical conductivity of the atmosphere or even the amount of charge it contains. In turn this affects the atmospheric electric field. In a recent study in Environmental Research Letters (ERL), we measured the atmospheric electric field at ground level for two case studies with different weather conditions. Using additional data from co-located instruments such as a laser cloud-base recorder to detect cloud and aerosols, we showed that measurements of the atmospheric electric field might be used for weather forecasting and monitoring.
|Translated title of the contribution||Insight: measurements of atmospheric electric field could help forecast weather|
|Publisher||Institute of Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Apr 2012|