ATS740 - Atmospheric Electricity

Spring 2019 - Dr. Steven Rutledge

SCHEDULE

22 January Introduction
24 January No Class (Faculty Retreat)
29 January No Class (Travel); reading assignments
31 January No Class (Travel); reading assignments
5 February Dr. Earle Williams, 2012 Franklin lecture (Lightning and Climate)
7 February Review of Williams' AGU Presentation continued
12 February Global Circuit Overview, and Spherical Capacitor and EFM in PISTON and Global Circuit Extra (Prof. Rutledge)
14 February Continued
19 February Continued
21 February Fuchs paper and Basarab notes (Prof. Rutledge) and Adam Clayton (Global Warming and Lightning)
26 February Marqi Rocque (Lightning and Climate Review)
28 February Presentations and discussions, continued
5 March Presentations and discussions, continued
7 March Presentations and discussions, continued
12 March Introduction to Electrical Charging (Prof. Rutledge); Kyle Hilburn, review of Takahashi et al. (1978) Class goes to 12:30 PM
14 March Joe Messina, review of Saunders et al. (1991); Marqi Rocque, review of Saunders and Peck (1998) Class goes to 12:30 PM
19 March Spring Break
21 March Spring Break
26 March Adam Clayton, review of Avila and Pereyra (2000); Review of Avila et al. (2005) Prof. Rutledge
28 March Dr. Walt Lyons. Guest lecture, followed by a group lunch (off site)
2 April Sentmann AGU Franklin lecture review/discussion, class til 12:30 PM
4 April Inverted Storms (Prof. Rutledge)
9 April Adam Clayton, Rosenfeld et al. SCIENCE paper review
11 April No class. Travel.
16 April Kyle Hilburn, Stolz, Rutledge and Pierce paper review
18 April Marqi Rocque, Stolz et al. 2017 paper review
23 April Review of papers: Gatlin and Goodman, and Schultz et al. (2009). And tornado and lightning observations.
25 April Review of papers: Schultz et al. (2015); Carey, Rutledge and Petersen (2003)
30 April Class visit to Vaisala Inc. Louisville, CO
2 May Radar detection of lightning (Prof. Rutledge)
7 May No class. Use time to prepare final projects. (Prof. Rutledge on travel)
9 May No class. Use time to prepare final projects. (Prof. Rutledge on travel)

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