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Atmospheric Electricity and Rain

Nature volume 85, pages 8081 (17 November 1910) | Download Citation



THE fact that raindrops often bring down a measurable charge of electricity has been known for twenty years, but numerical measurements have been comparatively few, and data of even moderate trustworthiness are scarce. A recent memoir of the Indian Meteorological Department1 contains an account of the important work done on this subject in 1908 and 1909 by Dr. G. C. Simpson. This work is partly observational, partly experimental, and partly theoretical. To see its true bearfeg, reference is necessary to some other aspects of atmospheric electricity.

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    Vol. xx., part 8, "On the Electricity of Rain and its Origin in Thunderstorms". By , Imperial Meteorologist (also in Trans. and Proc. R.S.).

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    Roy. Soc. Proc., A, vol. lxxx., p. 537.

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