Atmospheric electricity session in the forthcoming EGU General Assembly

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Dear CA15211 Action participants,

The European Geosciences Union General Assembly will take place in Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018. We would like to draw your attention to the following session:

NH1.2/AS1.14/SSS13.43 Atmospheric Electricity, Thunderstorms, Lightning and their effects. The session is convened by our Action MC member Yoav Yair: Convener: Yoav Yair, Co-Conveners: Serge Soula, R.Giles Harrison, Colin Price, Y. Takahashi

Session description:

Lightning is the energetic manifestation of electrical breakdown, occurring after charge separation processes operating on micro and macro-scales, leading to strong electric fields within thunderstorms. Lightning is associated with severe weather, torrential rains and flash floods. It has significant effects on various atmospheric layers and drives the fair-weather electric field. This session seeks contributions from research in atmospheric electricity on:

Atmospheric electricity in fair weather and the global electrical circuit

Atmospheric chemical effects of lightning and the contribution of LtNOx

Middle atmospheric Transient Luminous Events

Global lightning patterns in an era of climate change Thunderstorms, flash floods and severe weather

Urban effects on lightning

Modeling of thunderstorms and lightning

Now-casting and forecasting of thunderstorms

Lightning detection networks

New airborne and ground-based observation techniques
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Also the following session might be of interest to some Action participants:

AS1.13 High Energy Radiation from Thunderstorms and Lightning Convener: Sebastien Celestin, Co-Conveners: Thomas Gjesteland , Martino Marisaldi (go to to submit an abstract)

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