Electric Fields in the Vicinity of Clouds
There have been carried out measurements of the electric potential gradient in the vicinity of convective cloud tops of different thicknesses, mainly within the region of East Siberia
The potential gradient in the vicinity of the tops of convective clouds which never yielded precipitation did not differ from the potential gradient within the environment.
The potential gradient in the vicinity of the tops of convective clouds, which yielded precipitation, changed appreciably and regularly in space.
The potential gradient in the vicinity of cloud tops can be used for indicating the beginning of the process of precipitation formation in a cloud.
It is of interest to compare the given results of measurements with those of similar measurements in other geographical regions.