Thunderstorm Effects on the Atmosphere-Ionosphere System (TEA-IS) is a recentlty approved ESF Research Networking Programme which started in May 2011 and will last until May 2016. So far there are more than 100 scientists from nine countries involved.

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  • Outstanding issues in discharge physics
  • Fundamentals of charging and discharging of thundercloud particles
  • Perturbations to the ionosphere driven by thunderstorm fields
  • Electric field-driven microphysics of the atmosphere
  • Physics of the thunderstorm tropopause
  • Gravity waves driven by thunderstorms
  • Discharge applications
  • Lightning application in weather and climate


June 18 – 22, 2012 with arrival on Sunday June 17.

Summer School Venue

The TEA-IS summer school will be hosted in Hotel Pueblo Camino Real, at Los Álamos, Torremolinos (Málaga) , right at the beach front. Los Álamos is 9 km from Málaga city center and 2 km from Málaga International Airport.

See www.beachhoteltorremolinos.com for details.