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.


Plasma Component Middle Atmosphere Hall Current Hall Conductivity Global Electric Circuit 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Volland
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  1. 1.Radioastronomisches InstitutUniversität BonnBonnGermany

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