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Publication - Dr Karen Aplin

    Remote sensing of cloud base charge


    Harrison, RG, Nicoll, KA & Aplin, K, 2017, ‘Remote sensing of cloud base charge’. in: Proc 2017 Meeting Electrostatics Society of America.


    Layer clouds are abundant in the Earth's atmosphere. Such clouds do not become sufficiently strongly charged to generate lightning, but they show weak charging along the upper and lower cloud boundaries where there is a conductivity transition. Cloud edge charging has recently been observed using balloon-carried electrometers. Measurement of cloud boundary charging without balloons is shown to be possible here for low altitude (

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