Possible role of electromagnetic effects in the atmosphere-ocean coupling in tropical cyclones

by Vladimir Pudov

...The ocean surface and cloud systems serve as a specific "condenser" with "plates" of opposite charge. The surfaces of sea water spray droplets are also polarized at the ocean surface - most of them carry a positive charge. The forces of electromagnetic interconnection affect spray droplets in the electric field between the positively charged ocean surface and the lower boundary of clouds with negative charges. They are proportional to the spray droplets' electric charge and the intensity of the electric field. (.../...)

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