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Development of airborne methods for atmospheric electricity measurements at the UPC

Author
Van Der Velde, O.; Lopez, J.; Montaña, J.; Fuentes, O.; Gutiérrez, R.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
The Batsheva de Rothschild Seminar on the Atmospheric Global Electric Circuit 2017
Date of publication
2017
Presentation's date
2017-02-08
Book of congress proceedings
the Batsheva de Rothschild Seminar on the Atmospheric Global Electric Circuit (GEC)
Project funding
ATMOSPHERE-SPACE INTERACTIONS MONITOR
Atmosphere Space Interactions Monitor. FM Manufacturing and Scientific Return. Contribution of the UPC
Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor(ASIM). Operation and Scientific Operation and Scientific return. Spanish participation in XIPE phase A. Contribution of the UPC to scientific exploitation
Abstract
Works related to atmospheric electricity using kites (and balloons): After A. Wilson and T. Melville in 1749 Benjamin Franklin in 1752 did the first atmospheric electricity experiments with kites. Davis and W. G. Standring (1947) discharge currents associated with kite balloons. They found currents <100 µA in a conductive wire up to 2.4 km. Christmas Island campaign in 1990 by Balsley et al. (1992) including electric field measurements. In this work we present our experience using kites and r...
Keywords
Lightning, atmospheric electricity, kite, rocket
Group of research
LRG - Lightning Research Group

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