Atmospheric Electricity

Atmospheric Electricity The atmospheric electricity special interest group spans a wide range of electrical topics associated with lightning, thunderstorms, cosmic rays, cluster ions, aerosols, droplets and ice crystals and links those using radiofrequency and electrostatic detection methods, surface electric field measurements and in situ measurements of cloud electrical properties.

There is also increasing scientific interest in coupling between the middle and lower atmosphere, as well as exploring the role of the global atmospheric electric circuit. The group seeks to represent the associated science community through an annual science meeting – named after the leading national figure in atmospheric electricity, Nobel prize winner and inventor of the cloud chamber, CTR Wilson. 

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