Insight: measurements of atmospheric electric field could help forecast weather

IM Piper, AJ Bennett

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Abstract

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 contributionInsight: measurements of atmospheric electric field could help forecast weather
Original languageEnglish
PublisherInstitute of Physics
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2012

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    Piper, IM. (Author), & Bennett, AJ. (Author). (2012). Insight: measurements of atmospheric electric field could help forecast weather. Web publication/site, Institute of Physics. http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/49288