Plasma Component of the Air

  • Hans Volland
Part of the Physics and Chemistry in Space book series (SPACE, volume 11)


The atmosphere is an electrically conducting medium so that electric currents can flow. Since the electric conductivity σ is a basic parameter for electromagnetic fields and currents, we outline in this chapter the origin and distribution of σ within the atmosphere.


Hydration Recombination Uranium Flare Radon 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Volland
    • 1
  1. 1.Radioastronomisches InstitutUniversität BonnBonnGermany

Personalised recommendations