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Publication - Dr Karen Aplin

    Atmospheric electricity at Durham

    The scientific contributions and legacy of J. A. ("Skip") Chalmers (1904-1967)

    Citation

    Aplin, KL, 2018, ‘Atmospheric electricity at Durham: The scientific contributions and legacy of J. A. ("Skip") Chalmers (1904-1967)’. History of Geo- and Space Sciences, vol 9., pp. 25-35

    Abstract

    John Alan Chalmers made major contributions to atmospheric electricity over almost 40 years spent at Durham University, UK. He is particularly remembered in the atmospheric science community for his accessible and insightful textbook, Atmospheric Electricity, and his work on corona currents, which are still regularly cited. He also supervised over 35 research students. This article discusses his background, scientific contributions, and significant legacy to modern atmospheric science within the context of a long and productive career spent at one of England's principal northern universities.

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