Earth electricity: a review of mechanisms which cause telluric currents in the lithosphere

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Daniel S. Helman

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Telluric currents are natural electrical phenomena in the Earth or its bodies of water. The strongest electric currents are related to lightning phenomena or space weather. Earth electricity can cause damage to structures, and may be useful for earthquake forecasting and other applications. Thirty-two distinct mechanisms that cause Earth electricity are described, and a broad selection of current research is highlighted.

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Helman DS. Earth electricity: a review of mechanisms which cause telluric currents in the lithosphere. Ann. Geophys. [Internet]. 2014Jan.13 [cited 2021Dec.4];56(5):G0564. Available from: https://www.annalsofgeophysics.eu/index.php/annals/article/view/6184
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Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism