Dr Christopher Emersic - personal details
Research interests have revolved primarily around electrical properties of thunderstorms, including cloud electrification and lightning. Recently I have been involved in research into other roles of ice in the atmosphere.
PhD: Laboratory studies into thunderstorm electrification. Cold room experimental studies into the origin of charge transfer between graupel and ice crystal collisions.
Recipient of NRC postdoctoral fellowship based in Oklahoma, USA: Analysis of lightning activity in thunderstorms
Postdoc at New Mexico Tech, NM, USA: Field campaign to measure underground lightning transients
Successful NSF grant to study lightning activity in an Oklahoma hailstorm using phased array radar.
Postdoc at the University of Manchester: various studies including ice crystal aggregation, droplet breakup, Hallett-Mossop process, ice crystal light scattering, and cloud nucleation.