Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Brief communication
10 Apr 2014
Brief communication |  | 10 Apr 2014

Brief Communication: Earthquake–cloud coupling through the global atmospheric electric circuit

R. G. Harrison, K. L. Aplin, and M. J. Rycroft

Abstract. We illustrate how coupling could occur between surface air and clouds via the global electric circuit – through Atmospheric Lithosphere–Ionosphere Charge Exchange (ALICE) processes – in an attempt to develop a physical understanding of the possible relationships between earthquakes and clouds.

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