Atmospheric electricity research has been conducted actively in China,having profited from the development and application of high temporal and spatial resolution lightning detection and location technologies.This paper reviews the scientific advances made in the field of atmospheric electricity in China from 2011 to 2018,covering the following five aspects:(1)lightning detection and location techniques;(2)discharge processes and parameters associated with rocket-triggered lightning;(3)physical processes in natural lightning and attachment to the ground;(4)lightning activities and charge structure in different thunderstorms;and(5)effects of thunderstorms on the upper atmosphere.In addition,some outstanding questions for future research are outlined.
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences
the National Natural Science Foundation of China(Grant No.41630425)
the National Key Basic Research Program of China(Grant No.2014CB441401).
Corresponding author:Xiushu QIE Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.