The main topics of the book are the analysis of reactions in the atmosphere-ionosphere system and the influence of natural and technogenic processes on them. The book also examines a range of related research from an international field. In all, the volume covers the dynamics of atmospheric aerosols, elementary processes in the upper atmosphere and an ionosphere, electromagnetic and optical phenomena in atmosphere, including long-lived and plasma objects and information systems of environment monitoring and prevention of incidents.
1. Rydberg States of Atoms and Molecules in the Field of Neutral Particles.- 2. Formation of Aerosols in the Atmosphere.- 3. Atmosphere -- Ionosphere Electrodynamic Coupling.- 4."Compass 2" Satellite and Ground-Based Experiments.- 5. Mathematical Modeling of Dynamic Processes in the Upper Atmosphere and Ionosphere.- 6. Ball Lightning Investigations.
Vladimir L. Bychkov is a leading researcher at the Department of Physics at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. He has 35 years of experience in plasma physics studies, namely, the physics of elementary processes, gas discharges, plasma chemistry and ball lightning. He is Head of the Russian Committee on Ball Lightning and Vice-President of the International Committee on Ball Lightning. Gennady V. Golubkov is a leading scientist at the Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has 40 years of experience in quantum scattering theory, the theory of atom-molecular processes, chemical physics of atmosphere and of low temperature plasma. He is a member of the Moscow Physical Society, the New York Academy of Sciences and the International Committee on Theoretical Chemistry. Anatoly I. Nikitin is a principle researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute for Energy Problems of Chemical Physics in Moscow. He has 45 years of experience in quantum electronics research, chemical physics, plasma physics, plasma chemistry and ball lightning. He is Secretary of the International Committee on Ball Lightning and a member of the Moscow Physical Society.