Atmospheric transparency changes associated with solar wind-induced atmospheric electricity
variations, Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics 66(13-14): 1143-1149.
This patent utilises atmospheric electricity
to eliminate the overhead wire used by the existing telegraph systems.
This mission could provide the first direct evidence for the relationship between lightning and TGFs, and addresses an important research question in atmospheric electricity
," said Anne-Marie Schmoltner, head of NSF's Atmospheric Sciences Division's Lower Atmosphere Research Section.
It plays an important part in atmospheric electricity
and forms the inner edge of the magnetosphere.
This type of electrostatic motor is well suited for medium and high power applications, and represents an additional avenue the R&D team is pursuing for the conversion of atmospheric electricity
From this discharge of atmospheric electricity
, a leader of a bolt of lightning can travel at speeds of 220,000 km/h (140,000 mph), and can reach temperatures approaching 30,000 [degrees]C (54,000 [degrees]F), hot enough to fuse silica sand into glass channels known as fulgurites which are normally hollow and can extend some distance into the ground.
The excitement of our team continues to build as we perfect our technology and discover the most effective methods of harnessing atmospheric electricity
at the lowest cost," commented SEFE CEO Don Johnston.