ERIC Number: EJ386133
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
The Electrification of Thunderstorms.
Williams, Earle R.
Scientific American, v259 n5 p88-99 Nov 1988
Discusses the natural phenomena of lightning. States that the exact microphysical processes responsible for the charging of storm clouds remain in dispute although for centuries it has been known that lightning is a form of electricity. Uses diagrams to explain the structures of thunderclouds and charge transfer. (RT)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A