The schumann resonances

Colin Price*

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The Schumann resonances (SR) are global electromagnetic resonances excited within the Earth-ionosphere waveguide, primarily by lightning discharges. These resonances occur in the extremely low frequency (ELF) range, with resonant frequencies around 8, 14, 20, 26,. .. Hz. This Chapter is dedicated to the theory, phenomenology, and measurements of Schumann resonances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLightning Electromagnetics
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781849192163
ISBN (Print)9781849192156
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • Atmospheric electromagnetic wave propagation
  • Earth-ionosphere waveguide
  • Elf range
  • Extremely low frequency range
  • Global electromagnetic resonances
  • Ionosphere
  • Lightning
  • Lightning discharges
  • Radiowave propagation
  • Schumann resonances


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