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Price 1993

Price, C., 1993: Global surface temperatures and the atmospheric electrical circuit. Geophys. Res. Lett., 20, 1363-1366, doi:10.1029/93GL01774.

To monitor future global temperature trends, it would be extremely useful if parameters nonlinearly related to surface temperature could be found, thereby amplifying any warming signal that may exist. Evidence that global thunderstorm activity is nonlinearly related to diurnal, seasonal and interannual temperature variations is presented. Since global thunderstorm activity is also well correlated with the Earth's ionospheric potential, it appears that variations of ionospheric potential, that can be measured at a single location, may be able to supply valuable information regarding global surface temperature fluctuations. The observations presented enable a prediction that a 1% ( ≃ 3k) increase in global surface temperatures may result in a 20% ( ≃ 50 KV) increase in ionospheric potential.

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  author={Price, C.},
  title={Global surface temperatures and the atmospheric electrical circuit},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},

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ID  - pr07100z
AU  - Price, C.
PY  - 1993
TI  - Global surface temperatures and the atmospheric electrical circuit
JA  - Geophys. Res. Lett.
JO  - Geophysical Research Letters
VL  - 20
SP  - 1363
EP  - 1366
DO  - 10.1029/93GL01774
ER  -

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