atmospheric electricity


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n atmospheric electricity electrical discharges in the atmosphere
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In literature:

Along with the influence of the group mind goes the influence of what may be called the electrical atmosphere of the city.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
Electricity has also, in all probability, something to do with the creation of motion in the atmosphere.
"The Ocean and its Wonders" by R.M. Ballantyne
The political atmosphere was charged with electricity.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
There seems to be some connection with the electrical condition of the atmosphere.
"The Shadow World" by Hamlin Garland
Atmosphere electrical with that sense of great happenings that upon occasion possesses it.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 12, 1916" by Various
The atmosphere was becoming electric, and the Deacon hastened to the point.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
The political atmosphere of South Africa had become electric.
"Lord Milner's Work in South Africa" by W. Basil Worsfold
The atmosphere was, indeed, electric with the presence of God and the angelic host.
"Standards of Life and Service" by T. H. Howard
The atmosphere was electric with new life.
"Stories of Authors, British and American" by Edwin Watts Chubb
It is thought that the breakdown is due to some electrical disturbance of the atmosphere resulting in a fusion of wires.
"The Message" by Alec John Dawson

In news:

This illustration, from Galvani's De Viribus Electricitatis in Motu Musculari, published in 1791, shows the experimental setup Galvani used to study the effect of atmospheric electricity on dead frogs.
Fifty years ago last summer, chemist Stanley Miller demonstrated that electric sparks passing through a simulation of Earth's early atmosphere and oceans trigger the formation of amino acids, building blocks of proteins.
As a former Yuma resident and a retired atmospheric physicist, I was interested to read about the Clean Wind Energy Inc downdraft wind towers to generate electrical power that are being proposed near San Luis, Ariz.
Electric atmosphere and patriotic pride are order of the day.
Electric atmosphere at Academy game.
St Elmo's fire is a brushlike or treelike electrical discharge around an object in the atmosphere, often accompanied by a bluish glow and a hissing, crackling noise.
It sounds like a gag gift instead of serious science, but a new electrical farting machine could improve fuel cell technology by turning C02 in the atmosphere into methane.
Electric atmosphere and patriotic pride are order of the day .
Electric atmosphere and patriotic pride are order of the day.
Sprites are reddish, ultrafast bursts of electricity that are born near the edge of space, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) up in the atmosphere.
Electric utilities looking for ways to recapture the carbon dioxide that their plants pump into the atmosphere have bought tropical rain forests in order to preserve them, or have planted new trees.
The night was crisp with a slight breeze and the atmosphere was already electric at 6 pm strolling through Flinn Field.
"The atmosphere is electric," says Joseph Adler, artistic director at GableStage.
Dan Baker of the University of Colorado's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics calls the storms "space Katrina" events that can trigger massive electrical blackouts and communication failures.
When Chad Dawson and Jean Pascal meet in a light heavyweight unification title fight in Montreal on Saturday, the atmosphere at the Bell Centre will be electric.

In science:

The presence of electric currents in the atmospheres of magnetic chemically peculiar (mCP) stars could bring important from the intertheoretical constrains about the nature and evolution of magnetic field in these stars.
The Lorentz force in atmospheres of CP stars: 56 Arietis
These results present strong evidences for the presence of non-zero global electric currents in the atmosphere of this early-type magnetic star.
The Lorentz force in atmospheres of CP stars: 56 Arietis
Valyavin et al. (2004) considering the problem in terms of induced atmospheric electric currents interacting with magnetic fields.
The Lorentz force in atmospheres of CP stars: 56 Arietis
At each iteration the code calculates electric conductivity in all atmospheric layers using all available charged and neutral plasma particles.
The Lorentz force in atmospheres of CP stars: 56 Arietis
As an example, the left panel of Fig. 5 illustrates the run of the geff with the Rosseland optical depth in the atmosphere of 56 Ari (Bq/Bd = −2.5) for inward- and outward directed Lorentz forces computed under different assumptions about induced electric field.
The Lorentz force in atmospheres of CP stars: 56 Arietis