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The Lightning Flash, 2nd Edition

The Lightning Flash, 2nd Edition

Edited by Vernon Cooray

This updated and expanded new edition of Cooray's classic text provides the reader with a thorough background in almost every aspect of lightning and its impact on electrical and electronic equipment. The contents range from basic discharge processes in air through transient electromagnetic field generation and interaction with overhead lines and underground cables, to lightning protection and testing techniques. New to this edition are discussions of high-speed video recordings of lightning; rocket-and-wire triggered lightning experiments; tower initiated lightning discharges; upper atmospheric electrical discharges; attachment of lightning flashes to grounded structures; energetic radiation from thunderstorms and lightning; global lightning nitrogen oxides production; and lightning and global temperature change.

The Lightning Flash, 2nd Edition is a sound introduction to researchers and advanced students working in the field and of value for anyone designing, installing or commissioning equipment which needs to be secured against lightning strikes.

About the Editors

Vernon Cooray is a leading Professor of lightning research at Uppsala University, where his research interests include experimental and theoretical aspects of electromagnetic compatibility, electromagnetic wave propagation, lightning physics, lightning protection and the physics of electrical discharges. He has published more than 270 scientific articles on lightning and electrical discharges, is the vice president of the scientific committee of the International Conference on Lightning Protection and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Lightning Research. Professor Cooray has edited three books on lightning with the IET: The Lightning Flash, Lightning Protection and Lightning Electromagnetics.

Item Subjects:
Energy Engineering

Publication Year: 2014

Pages: 924

ISBN-13: 978-1-84919-691-8

Format: HBK

Editors: Vernon Cooray

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