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The global atmospheric electric circuit

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18:00 – 21:00 22 May 2013
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76 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NT

Speakers: Michael J Rycroft

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This lecture will consider

  • what and where the global circuit is
  • its modus operandi
  • the thunderstorms and electrical shower clouds which power it
  • the height profile of electrical conductivity which determines its properties
  • now it can be modelled using PSpice
  • some results of this model
  • some recent relevant experimental observations, and
  • some ideas for future studies

Michael J Rycroft was Professor of Aerospace at Cranfield University from 1990 to 1994.

In January 1995 he moved to the International Space University in Strasbourg, France, to prepare, with two colleagues, the new interdisciplinary Master of Space Studies course; he is presently a Visiting Professor there and at Cranfield University, and also a Visiting Senior Fellow at the University of Bath. He has written more than 200 scientific papers, edited more than 40 books and special issues of journals and, since 2002, he has been Editor-in-Chief of the journal Surveys in Geophysics.

Tea/Coffee 18:00 and afterwards.  Talk begins 18:30

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Co-sponsored by: Environmental Physics Group
Organised by: IOP London and South East Branch
Contact details: londonsoutheast@physics.org

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