Subject: Brazilian lightning & electrical grid|
From: "Bill Howell. Retired from NRCan. now in Alberta Canada" <>
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 10:05:24 -0600
To: "Marley Vellasco. INNS BoG. Head of E-Eng Dept. PUC-Rio. Rio de Janiero. Brazil" <>
Marley - I met Rogerio last night at a Southern Alberta IEEE Power & Energy Society session on "Project Electrical Best Practices", and mentioned "Smart Grid" (eg Kumar Venayagamoorthy ClemsonU) then 100 M lightening strikes per year in Brazil. He was surprised with that number, then explained that he was Brazilian, and designed a laboratory for lightning investigations for CEDEL (or ?CEREL? - the Brazilian equivalent of USA-EPRI). Moreover, his high voltage power engineering consulting in Calgary, Alberta, deals with with geomagnetic effects on high voltage systems.
I mentioned your recent paper, and showed him the first page on my laptop. He is quite interested in looking at your paper, but I won't forward unpublished papers, so if and when you are able, please forward a copy to him.
Rogerio - Just a couple of quick comments :
Russian scientist ?Avakyan? also contacted me ~10 years ago about similar work he would have liked to pursue (depending on funding), but also mixed in with investigations into strong Earth surface "microwave showers" he speculated were caused by intense solar events declenching emissions from Rydberg electrons dropping quantum states in the upper atmosphere. Anyways, here are a few references on the same topic that I have received from various people :
Marley Vellasco. INNS BoG. Head of E-Eng Dept. PUC-Rio. Rio de Janiero. Brazil <> http://www.ica.ele.puc-rio.br/marley/If either of you decide to copy me on emails, keep it in Portuguese -> I'll try Google Translate, and failing that, look for a Portuguese interpreter.
Mr. Bill Howell
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