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Our research group studies the nature of the upper atmosphere and near-Earth space. We are interested in energy coupling between regions and the inputs from the Sun, lightning, and particles to name a few examples. Recent collaborations have involved researchers from the USA, UK, Japan, Canada, Hungary, France, and Australia, some of which are continuing. New projects are now being undertaken with researchers from Canada, Finland, Hungary, UK, and the USA.

Our research topics include measurements and modelling of atmospheric conductivity, radiation belt variation and losses, solar flares, solar proton events, thunderstorms, lightning properties, red sprites, and the energy inputs of all of these processes on the lower ionosphere. In addition we undertake regular measurements of the plasmasphere, lightning locations, lightning-generated whistlers and the ionospheric D-region.


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In 2010 we updated our webpage, along with the rest of the Physics Department. If you are interested please take a look at our old homepage.