EGU Session on Atmospheric Electricity and Thunderstorms

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

Atmospheric chemical effects of lightning and the contribution of LtNOx

Middle atmospheric Transient Luminous Events – new observations

Global lightning and climate change

Thunderstorms, flash floods and severe weather

Modeling of thunderstorms and lightning

Now-casting and forecasting of thunderstorms
Planetary Lightning and related electrical phenomena

Lightning detection networks

New space, airborne and ground-based observation platforms

Abstract submission is at:


The deadline for Abstract submission is 11th of January 2017, 13:00 CET

Note that there will be a related session at EGU 2017: “High Energy Radiation from Thunderstorms and Lightning” (AS4.1) convened by Sebastien Celestin, Thomas Gjesteland, and Martino Marisaldi.


Jointly, our sessions have been growing steadily in the last couple of years, making the EGU a great venue for the Atmospheric Electricity community to meet, present new science and advance collaboration in Europe and beyond. We look forward to seeing you in Vienna!
With warm regards, Yoav Yair, Convener

on behalf of: Serge Soula, Yukihiro Takahashi, Giles Harrison, Colin Price, Hans-Dieter Betz