Difference between revisions of "Electric field strength"

From Glossary of Meteorology
imported>Perlwikibot
imported>Perlwikibot
 
Line 9: Line 9:
 
   </div>
 
   </div>
  
<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Also called'' [[electric field]], electric intensity, [[electric field intensity]], [[electric  potential gradient]], [[field strength]], and probably others.) The electrical force exerted on a unit  positive charge placed at a given point in space.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">The electric field strength is expressed, in the [[mks system]] of electrical units, in terms of volts  per meter and is a [[vector]] quantity. The electric field strength of the [[atmosphere]] is commonly  referred to as the [[atmospheric electric field]].</div><br/> </div>
+
<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(''Also called'' [[electric field]], electric intensity, [[electric field intensity]], [[electric potential gradient|electric  potential gradient]], [[field strength]], and probably others.) The electrical force exerted on a unit  positive charge placed at a given point in space.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">The electric field strength is expressed, in the [[mks system]] of electrical units, in terms of volts  per meter and is a [[vector]] quantity. The electric field strength of the [[atmosphere]] is commonly  referred to as the [[atmospheric electric field]].</div><br/> </div>
 
</div>
 
</div>
  

Latest revision as of 15:53, 25 April 2012



electric field strength

(Also called electric field, electric intensity, electric field intensity, electric potential gradient, field strength, and probably others.) The electrical force exerted on a unit positive charge placed at a given point in space.

The electric field strength is expressed, in the mks system of electrical units, in terms of volts per meter and is a vector quantity. The electric field strength of the atmosphere is commonly referred to as the atmospheric electric field.


Copyright 2022 American Meteorological Society (AMS). For permission to reuse any portion of this work, please contact permissions@ametsoc.org. Any use of material in this work that is determined to be “fair use” under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act (17 U.S. Code § 107) or that satisfies the conditions specified in Section 108 of the U.S.Copyright Act (17 USC § 108) does not require AMS’s permission. Republication, systematic reproduction, posting in electronic form, such as on a website or in a searchable database, or other uses of this material, except as exempted by the above statement, require written permission or a license from AMS. Additional details are provided in the AMS Copyright Policy statement.