Atmospheric Electricity (2nd Edition)

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2024 | Viewed by 85

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Global Center for Asian and Regional Research, University of Shizuoka, Shizuoka 420-0839, Japan
Interests: atmospheric electricity; space physics; global electrical circuit; geoelectricity
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School of Sustainability, Reichman University (IDC Herzliya), 8 University Street, Herzliya 4610101, Israel
Interests: atmospheric electricity; lightning (on Earth and other planets); space weather; solar–terrestrial relations and transient luminous events (sprites); dust storm electrification; cloud microphysics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is the second edition of the Special Issue entitled “Atmospheric Electricity” ( published in Atmosphere; it will cover all aspects of atmospheric electricity issues.

Although atmospheric electricity has a long research history, epoch-making discoveries have been made in each period. In recent decades, lightning/thunderstorm-induced energetic radiation, transient luminous events such as sprites and elves, as well as terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, have been discovered. Recently, challenging research topics such as the relationship between atmospheric electricity and biological/biochemical effects and the relationship between atmospheric electricity and climate/severe weather have become the focus of new and groundbreaking research. Orbiting satellites and lightning detection systems are producing new data, and numerical modeling, including artificial intelligence applications, are yielding new and exciting insights into the nature of thunderstorms. Therefore, we aim for this Special Issue to collate contributions covering all areas related to atmospheric electricity.

This Special Issue on atmospheric electricity is, therefore, open for submissions of multidisciplinary and various other studies focused on a conventional research field, such as global electric circuit, lightning physics, aerosol and cloud microphysics, and thunderstorm electrification, as well as a modern research field, such as lightning/thunderstorm-generated energetic radiation, transient luminous events, and the evolution of the Earth’s climate.

Prof. Dr. Masashi Kamogawa
Prof. Dr. Yoav Yair
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  • atmospheric electric field
  • Schumann resonances
  • global electric circuit
  • lightning physics
  • tweek
  • whistler propagation
  • sferics
  • transient luminous events
  • energetic radiation from lightning
  • aerosol and cloud microphysics
  • thunderstorm electrification
  • particle precipitation and cosmic rays
  • magnetosphere–ionosphere–atmosphere coupling
  • biological and biochemical effects of atmospheric electricity
  • remote sensing of lightning
  • climate change effects on lightning

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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