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Lightning a Fundamental of Atmospheric Electricity

Akinyemi, M. L. and Boyo, A. O. and Emetere, Moses and Usikalu, M.R. and Olawole, O. F. (2014) Lightning a Fundamental of Atmospheric Electricity. In: 2014 International Conference on Environment Systems Science and Engineering, 2014.

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This paper discussed briefly the basic connection between lightning phenomena and atmospheric electricity. Characteristics pertaining to lightning discharges were reviewed in order to elucidate some elementary mystics that are still associated with lightning events in some parts of the world and that lightning strike when and where it will. Various lightning protection principles were discussed. The essence of lightning protection device is to prevent lightning strikes from taking place over or around an installation or structure.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lightning; Static electricity; Electrostatic discharges
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2018 13:40
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2018 13:40

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