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  • Hugh Christian to give 2017 Franklin Lecture

    Posted 07/01/17

    Congratulations to Hugh Christian of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, the 2017 AGU Franklin Lecturer! Dr. Christian will speak at the AGU Fall Meeting about the history of observing lightning from space, placing the recent launch of the Geostationary Lightning Mapper in the context of multiple decades of preparatory scientific research and technological development. […]

  • Dave Rust Obituary

    Posted 05/11/17

    W. David Rust, distinguished member of the Atmospheric and Space Electricity focus group and AGU Fellow, passed away peacefully in Norman, Oklahoma on 8 May 2017, from complications of Parkinson’s disease. After graduating with his Ph.D. from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Dave Rust spent the bulk of his research career at the National […]

  • 1st International Symposium on Lightning Physics and Lightning Meteorology

    Posted 05/09/17

    Prof. Xiushu Qie and the organizing committee announce the 1st International Symposium on Lightning Physics and Lightning Meteorology (ISLP&M) in Beijing during fall of 2017. They hope to provide an excellent opportunity to present and discuss recent progress on various aspects of lightning physics, including detection techniques, effects on the middle and upper atmosphere, attachment […]

  • Faculty Position at New Mexico Tech

    Posted 12/08/16

    The Department of Physics at New Mexico Tech invites applications for a tenure-track position in Atmospheric Physics. Current atmospheric research interests in our department include lightning and atmospheric electricity, instrumentation, cloud physics and thunderstorm structure, interaction of clouds and climate, Earth’s upper atmosphere, and planetary atmospheres. Candidates with backgrounds in experimental areas of atmospheric physics, […]

  • EGU Session on Atmospheric Electricity and Thunderstorms

    Posted 11/22/16

    Dear Colleagues, The European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017 will take place in Vienna, Austria, from 23-28 April 2017. [] We invite you to submit abstracts to the session: NH1.4/AS1.6/SSS0.29 – Atmospheric Electricity, Thunderstorms, Lightning and their effects This session seeks contributions from research in atmospheric electricity on:   Atmospheric electricity in fair weather and the global electrical circuit […]

  • EGU Session on Lightning/High Energy Radiation

    Posted 11/04/16

    Dear Colleagues,   The European Geosciences Union General Assembly will take place in Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017. We would like to draw your attention to session AS4.1:     ** High Energy Radiation from Thunderstorms and Lightning **     High energy radiation from thunderstorms has been measured from space, aircraft, […]

  • Postdoc in Lightning Physics at Los Alamos National Labs

    Posted 09/13/16

    There is a postdoc position available at Los Alamos. Details below.  Apply at, vacancy 52262, titled “Lightning Physics Postdoc”. Information from Xuan-Min Shao is below:     What You Will Do The Space and Remote Sensing Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking outstanding applicants to fill a postdoctoral research positions in lightning […]

  • Congratulations Steve Cummer!

    Posted 08/11/16

    Congratulations to Steve Cummer on being selected as an AGU Fellow!

  • TGF Workshop in Huntsville

    Posted 06/08/16

    Announcement from Michael Briggs <> The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and its Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research (CSPAR) will host a three daylong workshop on Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes on 13-15 July 2016.  The workshop will be informal and designed to encourage discussions. Submissions are invited on TGFs, including observations and theory, […]

  • Congratulations Outstanding Student Paper Award Winners

    Posted 04/15/16

    Congratulations to the winners of the Outstanding Student Paper Award winners at the Fall AGU meeting from the Atmospheric and Space Electricity Focus Group.  They are:   ASE OSPA WINNERS   Neal Dupree ( University of Florida Oceanic Lightning versus Continental Lightning: VLF Peak Current Discrepancies   Jackson McCormick ( Georgia Institute of Technology X-Ray […]

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