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Ball Lightning : An Unsolved Problem in Atmospheric Physics :  An Unsolved Problem in Atmospheric Physics - Mark Stenhoff

Ball Lightning : An Unsolved Problem in Atmospheric Physics

An Unsolved Problem in Atmospheric Physics

Hardcover Published: January 1999
ISBN: 9780306461507
Number Of Pages: 349

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This is the only scientific review of ball lightning in print at the present time with an up-to-date coverage of theory. This book provides a critical review of eyewitness observations of ball lightning and of evidence of its interaction with the environment. Ball lightning is probably not hazardous, but may be a precursor of ordinary lightning. The conclusion is that ball lightning has lower energy than generally assumed and that some theories are thus redundant. After critically reviewing the current theory, recommendations are provided for future research. This specialist book draws new conclusions about the characteristics of ball lightning and relates these to current theories.

The Study of Ball Lightningp. 1
Thunderstorms and Lightningp. 23
Phenomena that May Be Mistaken for Ball Lightningp. 39
Assessment of Electrical, Thermal, and Mechanical Risksp. 55
Assessment of Risk of Death or Injury by Ball Lightningp. 73
Assessment of Risk to Buildingsp. 95
Assessment of Risk to Aircraftp. 109
Assessment of Risk to Treesp. 123
Photographs and Videotapesp. 129
The Existence of Ball Lightningp. 163
Ball Lightning Theories and Experimentsp. 179
Models Based on an Internal Energy Sourcep. 197
Models Based on an External Energy Sourcep. 225
Conclusions and Recommendationsp. 239
Ball Lightning Questionnairep. 243
App. B Glossaryp. 249
App. C Bibliographyp. 265
Indexp. 345
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ISBN: 9780306461507
ISBN-10: 0306461501
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 349
Published: January 1999
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 16.15  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.69

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