Special Issue "Electromagnetic Fields and Waves with Special Attention to Lightning Flashes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2016).
Interests: electromagnetic field theory; physics of lightning and electrical discharges; lightning protection and electromagnetic compatibility
Interests: electromagnetic compatibility; lightning electromagnetics; lightning and EMP interaction with transmission lines; numerical computation of electromagnetic fields and power line communications
Electromagnetic field theory is utilized in studying almost all aspects of lightning flashes. For example, electromagnetic field theory is essential both in understanding the physics taking place inside the lightning channel and in understanding the interaction of lightning flashes with electrical power distribution and transmission systems. Over the years scientists have developed various techniques, both analytical and numerical, to apply Maxwell’s equations to study the electromagnetic effects of lightning flashes. Both lightning research and electromagnetic field theory have benefited from these exercises. This special issue deals with various aspects of electromagnetic field theory and their applications in lightning research. It invites papers that are of interest both for the electromagnetic theory research community and to the lightning research community. Ideally, the papers should illustrate how the electromagnetic field theory is applied in lightning research and how these applications in turn have led to a better understanding of the electromagnetic field theory.
Prof. Dr. Vernon Cooray
Prof. Dr. Farhad Rachidi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Classical electromagnetic field theory
- Maxwell’s equations
- Lightning flashes
- Electromagnetic compatibility
Lightning Electromagnetics, Edited by V. Cooray, IET publishers, London, UK, 2012
Lightning, Authored by V. A. Rakov and M. A. Uman, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2003.
The lightning Flash (2nd edition), Edited by V. Cooray, IET publishers, London, UK, 2014.
Introduction to Lightning, Authored by V. Cooray, Springer publishers, Amsterdam, Holland, 2015.