Calculations of Cloud Electrification Based on a General Charge Separation Mechanism

by J. D. Sartor

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A description of a mechanism for selectively transferring charge in clouds in a way that enhances the normal atmospheric electrostatic field. Calculations using observed cloud and rain-drop size distribution give electrostatic fields of the magnitude observed in thunderstorms within the observed time. See P-2345 for a rederivation of the field growth equation.

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