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Lightning and the electricity of the air

  • 74 Pages
  • 2.68 MB
  • English
Weather Bureau , Washington
Lightning conductors, Atmospheric electricity, Lightning protection, Ligh
Statementprepared under direction of Willis L. Moore, chief U.S. Weather Bureau, by Alexander G. McAdie and Alfred J. Henry
SeriesBulletin / U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Weather Bureau -- no. 26, United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Weather Bureau. [Document] -- no. 197, Bulletin (United States. Weather Bureau : 1892) -- no. 26.
ContributionsHenry, Alfred Judson, 1858-1931, author, United States. Weather Bureau
The Physical Object
Pagination74 pages :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26599412M
LC Control Number10000153

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Lightning is a naturally occurring electrostatic discharge during which two electrically charged regions in the atmosphere or ground temporarily equalize themselves, causing the instantaneous release of as much as one gigajoule of energy.

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This discharge may produce a wide range of electromagnetic radiation, from very hot plasma created by the rapid movement of electrons to brilliant flashes of. When lightning strikes, the surface rubs electrons from the lightning, and a spark of electricity shoots from the lightning to the surface.

In a thunderstorm, the lower cloud has as many as million volts of electricity. This electricity is given out either within the cloud, to the ground, to another cloud, or into the air. Atmospheric electricity is the study of electrical charges in the Earth's atmosphere (or that of another planet).The movement of charge between the Earth's surface, the atmosphere, and the ionosphere is known as the global atmospheric electrical heric electricity is an interdisciplinary topic with a long history, involving concepts from electrostatics, atmospheric physics.

Lightning is an amazing natural phenomenon. Use it to discuss the nature of electricity, charge and the transfer of electrical energy into heat, light and sound.

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Curriculum key words: Other web links • Electricity • Charge • Static electricity • Energy transfer: An old book but. When enough charges collect, there is a bolt of lightning as the electricity travels between areas of opposite charge.

Lightning can flow between clouds or from the cloud to the ground. The lightning jumps through the air, heating the air and making it expand.

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The air then quickly contracts again as it cools. The purpose of this monograph is to review the known physical aspects of two unusual forms of atmospheric luminous phenomena, to deduce their characteristics and properties, and to promote efforts to improve their understanding.

These two forms, called ball lightning and bead lightning, have visual images that differ from the linear image associated with s: 1. Lightning Bolt is a level 5 Conjurations/Air Magic spell which fires a bolt of lightning, dealing less reliable damage than other Bolt spells, but at longer range and with the potential to strike targets twice through firing your bolt into a rock or stone wall, it will bounce back at an angle, dealing damage to everything it strikes along the (s): Book of Air, Book of the Tempests.