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Picture of Geology, Geodynamics, and Atmospheric Electricity

Geology, Geodynamics, and Atmospheric Electricity

Author(s): Vladimir Shuleikin

Book Description

Bubbles of hydrogen and methane carry soil radon, the main ionizer of surface air, into the surface atmosphere. As a consequence of ionization, light ion pairs are formed that determine the polar conductivity of the surface air; light ions’ aggregation with neutral condensation nuclei gives heavy ions, primarily responsible for the atmospheric electric field. As such, the density of hydrogen and methane subvertical flows will determine local electrical characteristics of the surface atmospheric air. Geological heterogeneities, deformations, and seismic and hydrogeological activity can change the density of hydrogen and methane flows. This book brings together extensive material from field observations to illustrate the possible use of atmospheric-electrical monitoring to solve problems of applied geophysics.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4442-0
ISBN-10: 1-5275-4442-7
Date of Publication: 01/03/2020
Pages / Size: 167 / A5
Price: £58.99


Vladimir N. Shuleikin is a researcher and geophysicist, and, since the early 1980s, has dealt with observations of atmospheric electricity. In the course of his work, he has introduced a new research area of applied geophysics—the atmospheric-electrical monitoring of geological heterogeneities and zones of geodynamic processes. His results have been published in more than 100 scientific journals and reported at numerous conferences.