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Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning
A Book

by Cixin Liu

  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release : 2018-08-14
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0765394081
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Three-Body Trilogy, Cixin Liu's Ball Lightning is the story of what happens when the beauty of scientific inquiry runs up against the drive to harness new discoveries with no consideration of their possible consequences. When Chen’s parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of this mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station. The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier. While Chen’s quest for answers gives purpose to his lonely life, it also pits him against soldiers and scientists with motives of their own: a beautiful army major with an obsession with dangerous weaponry, and a physicist who has no place for ethical considerations in his single-minded pursuit of knowledge. "Wildly imaginative."—Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem trilogy Tor books by Cixin Liu The Remembrance of Earth's Past #1 The Three-Body Problem #2 The Dark Forest #3 Death's End At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ball Lightning and Bead Lightning

Ball Lightning and Bead Lightning
Extreme Forms of Atmospheric Electricity

by James Barry

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-06-29
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 1475717105
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The purpose of this monograph is to review the known physical aspects of two unusual forms of atmospheric luminous phenomena, to deduce their characteristics and properties, and to promote efforts to improve their understanding. These two forms, called ball lightning and bead lightning, have visual images that differ from the linear image associated with normallightning. The terms "balliightning" and "bead lightning" are used to denote atmospheric luminous forms which are occasionally observed and have the geometrie shape suggested by their name. Vet, it is possible that neither phenomenon may in fact be a form of lightning in the sense of a continuous electrical discharge. Bead lightning has been described as the residue of a cloud-to cloud or cloud-to-ground lightning stroke and has the appearance of aseries of luminous balls separated by dark regions, thus resembling astring of pearls, and remains visible for about one second. Ball lightning has been described as a single luminous globe appearing ne ar the ground after a lightning stroke and also remaining visible for about one second. Both phenomena remain visible far longer than normal lightning flashes.

Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning
An Unsolved Problem in Atmospheric Physics

by Mark Stenhoff

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2006-05-05
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN : 0306470926
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Down comes a deluge of sonorous hail, Or prone-descending rain. Wide-rent, the clouds Pour a whole flood, and yet, its flame unquenched, Th’unconquerable lightning struggles through. Ragged and fierce, or in red whirling balls, And fires the mountains with redoubled rage. Black from the stroke, above, the smould’ring pine Stands a sad shattered trunk; and, stretched below, A lifeless group the blasted cattle lie. James Thompson, “The Seasons” (1727) have been investigating ball lightning for more than two decades. I published a ball lightning report in Nature in 1976 that received worldwide publicity and I consequently many people wrote to me with accounts of their own experiences. Within a very short time, I had accumulated about 200 firsthand accounts, and the file has continued to grow steadily since then. Several things impressed me. Few of those who wrote to me had any detailed foreknowledge of ball lightning at the time of their observation. Nonetheless, once reports of other phenomena such as St. Elmo’s fire had been eliminated, the remaining descriptions were remarkably consistent. Furthermore, nearly all who contacted me were keen to have an explanation of what they had seen and seemed entirely sincere.

Ball Lightning Characteristics

Ball Lightning Characteristics
A Book

by Warren D. Rayle

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ball Lightning Explanation

Ball Lightning Explanation
A Book

by Clint Seward

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2011-02
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN : 1458373738
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ball Lightning is a natural phenomenon that is often associated with lightning. This book provides an explanation of Ball Lightning and includes the first report of an observation of Ball Lightning while it is forming. This book also describes potential clean energy technologies that will be possible based on this explanation.

Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning
Theory of Everything, Defying Gravity, Flatwoods

by Paul Sagan

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2004-03-01
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN : 0595313949
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In BALL LIGHTNING: Paradox of Physics, Paul Sagan lists 230 unpublished cases from Oak Ridge National Laboratories. By their mysterious propulsion, navigation, confinement and flight against winds, fireballs "defy" gravity. His novel Sagan-Hill Hypothesis explains fireball propulsion (inertialess negative gravity) and also the Flatwoods event of September 12, 1952. A witness, Sagan publishes his interviews with other witnesses and speculates that machine intelligences hide inside comet belts. Sagan explores atmospheric physics, lightning, network analysis, quantum physics, the EPR Paradox, Wolfram computation, MONDs, WIMPs, Multiverse Theory, chaoplexity, M-Theory and more. Sagan illuminates the profound changes necessary for post-modern physics to accommodate something that is foreign to our current physics. Written for the intelligent reader, this book's remarkable clarity and minimum of mathematical notation make it accessible to both the scientist and casual reader.

Science of Ball Lightning

Science of Ball Lightning
(FIRE BALL)

by Y H Ohtsuki

  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 1989-08-01
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9814644102
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first proceedings held on scientific research on the ball lightning (fire ball). Eyewitness accounts of bars lightnings were presented and analysed by experts from USA, Germany, USSR, Hungary and Japan. The theoretical model on the ball lightning, and experimental research from various instruments were discussed. Contents:Ball Lightning — The Continuing Challenge (J D Barry & S Singer)Hungarian Ball Lightning Observations in 1987 (G Egely)Nature of Ball Lightning in Japan (Y H Ohtsuki & H Ofuruton)Phenomenological and Psychological Analysis of 150 Austrian Ball Lightning Reports (A G Keul & K Schwarzenbacher)Physical Problems and Physical Properties of Ball Lightning (G Egely)Statistical Analysis of the Ball Lightning Properties (A I Grigorjev et al)A Fluid-Dynamical Model for Ball Lightning and Bead Lightning (K E Nickel)The Lifetime of Hill's Vortex (K E Nickel)Electrical and Radiative Properties in Ball Lightning (B M Smirnov)The Candle Flame as A Model of Ball Lightning (B M Smirnov)A Model for Ball Lightning (H Yamamoto)The High-Temperature Physio-Chemical Processes in the Lightning Storm Atmosphere (G P Gladyshev)New Approach to Ball Lightning (P H Handel)A Calculation of Electric Field of Ball Lightning (T Neda et al)The Physical Explanation to the UFO over Xinjiang, Northern West China (Y Zou)Electric Reconnection, Critical Ionization Velocity, Ponderomotive Force and Their Applications to Triggered and Ball Lightning (H Kikuchi)The PLASMAKTM Configuration and Ball Lightning (P M Koloc)Experimental Research on Ball Lightning (H Ofuruton & Y H Ohtsuki)Performance of High-Voltage Test Facility Designed for Investigation of Ball Lightning (G C Dijkhuis & J Pijpelink) Readership: Applied physicists, geophysicists, chemists and electromagnetic engineers.

The Nature of Ball Lightning

The Nature of Ball Lightning
A Book

by Stanley Singer

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN : 1468418661
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1837 a comprehensive discussion of lightning appeared in the Annual of the French Bureau des Longitudes with a section on ball lightning which provided for the first time a readily available source in the scientific literature of the basic properties of this curious natural phenomenon. The author, Francois Arago, was the dominant influence in the French Academy of Sciences in the nineteenth century, having become a member of that august body at the age of twenty-three. His attention alone doubtless served at that time to establish the validity of scientific interest in the problem. In addition his discussion covered some of the major questions associated with ball lightning in a nota bly clear-sighted, effective style. Later reconsideration of the same questions often provided no significant improvement over Arago's discussion. There followed a dauntless band of varying but always small number who attempted to account for an apparently simple natural occurrence, a ball of fire usually seen in thunderstorms, with the best knowledge that advancing science could provide. All attempts to deal with this phenomenon were in variably frustrated. The characteristics of ball lightning could be readily cataloged, but they firmly resisted both experimental reproduction and theo retical explanation. One may say that to this day there is no explanation accepted by a large number of scientists. Several investigators of great ability and considerable accomplishment in different fields of science, including Faraday, Kelvin, and Arrhenius, took note of the problem.

Ball Lightning Sneak Peek

Ball Lightning Sneak Peek
A Book

by Cixin Liu

  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release : 2018-06-05
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 1250204879
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Download a FREE sneak peek of Ball Lightning! "Wildly imaginative." —Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem trilogy A new science fiction adventure from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Three-Body Trilogy. When Chen’s parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of this mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station. The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier. While Chen’s quest for answers gives purpose to his lonely life, it also pits him against soldiers and scientists with motives of their own: a beautiful army major with an obsession with dangerous weaponry, and a physicist who has no place for ethical considerations in his single-minded pursuit of knowledge. Ball Lightning, by award-winning Chinese science fiction author Cixin Liu, is a fast-paced story of what happens when the beauty of scientific inquiry runs up against the drive to harness new discoveries with no consideration of their possible consequences. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Protect Planet Earth with Ball Lightning Technology

Protect Planet Earth with Ball Lightning Technology
A Book

by Clint Seward

  • Publisher : LULU
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1304930122
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lightning

Lightning
Physics and Effects

by Vladimir A. Rakov,Martin A. Uman

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2007-01-08
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1107268559
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lightning: Physics and Effects is the first book that covers essentially all aspects of lightning, including lightning physics, lightning protection and the interaction of lightning with a variety of objects and systems as well as with the environment. It is written in a style that will be accessible to the technical non-expert and is addressed to anyone interested in lightning and its effects. This will include physicists, engineers working in the power, communications, computer and aviation industries, meteorologists, atmospheric chemists, foresters, ecologists, physicians working in the area of electrical trauma and architects. This comprehensive reference volume contains over 300 illustrations, 70 tables containing quantitative information and a bibliography of more than 6000 references.

Lightning

Lightning
A Book

by Martin A. Uman

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2012-05-24
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 048615095X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Revised, updated edition of classic work on the physics of lightning covers phenomena, terminology, measurement, photography, spectroscopy, thunder, and more, including reviews of recent research. 140 figures and tables.

The Lightning Discharge

The Lightning Discharge
A Book

by Martin A. Uman

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2012-08-21
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN : 0486151980
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Absorbing monograph by expert sets forth most of known properties of lightning: cloud and lightning charges, stepped leader, return stroke, dart leader, lightning on other planets, thunder, more. 144 illustrations.

Ball Lightning

Ball Lightning
A Popular Guide to a Longstanding Mystery in Atmospheric Electricity

by Herbert Boerner

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2019-07-03
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 3030207838
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ball lightning is an enigma. These luminous objects that appear occasionally during thunderstorms and can reach several meters in diameter have been a mystery to science for about 200 years. Despite several thousands of reported observations, their nature is still unknown. In this book, well documented cases of ball lightning are described and used to unravel some aspects of this mysterious form of atmospheric electricity. Throughout the book, the author discusses the various facets of the problem in an accessible but rigorous style, delivering a readable and informative text that will captivate the curious reader. He finally reaches the surprising conclusion that the solution to this puzzle may have been hidden in plain sight for many years. A foreword by Earle Williams, leading lightning researcher at MIT, introduces the book.

Understanding Lightning and Lightning Protection

Understanding Lightning and Lightning Protection
A Multimedia Teaching Guide

by Tibor Horváth

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2006-10-02
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 0470030887
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The advent of complex intelligent structures and low-voltage electronic installations within buildings requires increasingly sophisticated lightning protections techniques. As a multimedia book, Understanding Lightning and Lightning Protection is a unique, interactive self-teaching tool that provides an in-depth understanding of lightning protection. Understanding Lightning and Lightning Protection helps the reader to understand the propagation of waves within complex intelligent structures within buildings, and the operation of systems designed to protect these structures. It also comments on proper human behaviour during a lightning thunderstorm. Accompanied by a web-based animation program http://www.wiley.com/go/horvath Shows the fundamental processes of the lightning phenomenon, and helps the reader to understand the measures of protection against lightning damage. Offers a new theory and calculation method to estimate the efficiency of lightning air termination systems, which helps to evaluate the residual risk of the lightning protection system. Examines the propogation of waves and the associated protection of intelligent systems against lightning electromagnetic impulses. This interactive teaching tool is designed for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students in electrical engineering, construction, physics and meteorology. It will also provide a valuable resource for practitioners within electric power distribution, electronics, informatics & construction safety.

Great Balls of Fire

Great Balls of Fire
A Unified Theory of Ball Lightning, UFOs, Tunguska and Other Anomalous Lights

by Peter F. Coleman

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9781411612761
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The book describes the discovery of a scientific theory for fireball objects seen in the sky including ball lightning and a type of UFO. For centuries these lights have been seen without a satisfactory explanation. Ball lightning is part of that mystery but easily explained by Coleman's vortex fireball theory which hypothesizes the existence of aerial burners in the sky. The theory suggests vortices can combust a fuel within the confines of vortex breakdown of a vortex. This idea was published by the author in scientific sources and has been demonstrated experimentally at a University facility. This could be the definitive solution. Observations are cited from the literature that show that such a previously unrecognised scientific phenomenon does exist. This unified theory clarifies other puzzles such as the Tunguska "meteor" and gives a coherent explanation of ball lightning as a small fiery vortex.

Proceedings of the 1992 International Aerospace and Ground Conference on Lightning and Static Electricity

Proceedings of the 1992 International Aerospace and Ground Conference on Lightning and Static Electricity
October 6-8, 1992, Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ.

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Deviant Science

Deviant Science
The Case of Parapsychology

by James McClenon

  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 2016-11-11
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 1512804568
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The World's Most Mysterious Objects

The World's Most Mysterious Objects
A Book

by Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe

  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release : 2002-10-01
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1770707581
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Objects can carry romantic myths, embody dangerous curses, or provide links to our past. Some mysterious items, like the Hope Diamond, can still be found today, while others, like the Philosophers’ Stone, have vanished into the mists of time. Gifted and sensitive psychometrists can apparently pick up an object and learn many things about its past and its previous owners. The World’s Most Mysterious Objects provides a glimpse into these enigmas, exploring everything from psychic weapons and spiritual icons to alchemical experiments and strange devices. With this intriguing book, find out what secrets the world could be hiding.

Lightning

Lightning
A Book

by Stephen Kramer

  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions
  • Release : 1993-10-01
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 0876146175
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Covers a variety of facts on lightning, including how it is formed, the different types of lightning, what thunder is and its relationship to lightning, safety measures, etc.