About this Research Topic
The contribution of lightning and associated phenomena can be noticed using ground based and satellite based observations. To address the issue, observations are required from in situ measurement using high-speed cameras, lightning mapping array and radio-sonde. However, lightning observations are not sufficient to solve all the related issues on the Earth and other planets and therefore the present call for papers is not limited to it. We also include the transient luminous events, atmospheric electric and magnetic field, with physical and empirical models. In addition, the numerical weather prediction models will also be considered in the present collection of papers.
We welcome Original Research articles and Review articles, including comparative studies, to this Research Topic that may lead to collections of articles on the present state and future scope for research. Topics of interest are:
- Lightning initiation, discharge physics and attachment process
- Thunderstorm charge structure, including charging mechanism and meteorology
- Upper atmospheric discharges (TLEs)
- Fair weather electricity, including the global electric circuit (GEC)
- Aerosols, ions , and planetary electricity
- Possible impacts of climate change on thunderstorms and lightning
- Lightning and thunderstorm safety
- Lightning prevention and protection techniques and future scope
- Lightning and atmospheric electricity instruments and validation
- Lightning across the Solar System and on Exoplanets
- Effects of lightning and thunderstorm on Ionosphere
Keywords: lightning, terrestrial luminous events, atmospheric electricity, thunderstorm, lightning protection, ionosphere, Planet, Hazards
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