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ICAE 2003 Versailles

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Benjamin Franklin

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The International
on Atmospheric
of the IAMAS*, invites scientists
and researchers of all countries
to gather for
its quadrennial

* IAMAS is the International Assembly of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics.

ICAE 2003 Versailles


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The Conference has been very successful. Our special thanks go to all the attendees for the quality of their presentations and of the scientific discussions.



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This is Versailles. The Conference site is "highlighted" on the left.

The 12th International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity is a unique opportunity to present and discuss the newest results and to assess the most relevant issues on atmospheric electricity and lightning physics. Young scientists are especially encouraged to attend the meeting and present the results of their research.

Most of the topics related to electricity in Atmosphere will be addressed: Fair Weather Electricity, Physics of lightning, Lightning Protection...

The conference will be held in France, in the city of Versailles, a nice and quiet historical city very close to Paris. Date of the Conference is from Monday 9th to Friday 13th June 2003. In Paris area, a few days before summer season, a sunny and warm weather can be encountered.

We, at the Commission and at the Organizing Committee look forward to welcoming you in Versailles in June 2003.

Pierre Laroche,
Conference Chairman

* IAMAS is the International Assembly of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics.


International Commission on Atmospheric Electricity



  • Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales
  • Délégation Générale pour l'Armement
  • France Télécom
  • International Assembly for Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers
  • Society of Atmospheric Electricity of Japan
  • Météorage
  • Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales
  • Région Ile de France
  • Université Paul Sabatier
  • Vaisala


Local Organizing Committee:

S. Chauzy(President, L.A. Toulouse), P. Auriol (Ecole Centrale de Lyon), G. Berger (CNRS), P. Blanchet (ONERA), A. Bondiou-Clergerie (ONERA), S. Coquillat (LA Toulouse), A. Delannoy (ONERA), S. Gaultier (ONERA), P. Lalande (ONERA), P. Laroche (ONERA), F. Montariol (Météo-France), S. Paban (Météo-France), F. Roux (L.A. Toulouse), S. Soula (LA Toulouse), A. Zeddam (France Télécom)


Steering Committee:

P. Krider, J. Latham, H. Christian, Z. Kawasaki, S. Chauzy, P. Laroche


International Commission on Atmospheric Electricity:

S. Anisimov (Russia), M. Brook+ (USA), S. Chauzy (Secretary, France), H. Christian (USA), H. Dolezalek (USA), C. M. Guo (China), J. Hughes (USA), M. Ishii (Japan), S. Israelson (Sweden), R. Jayaratne (Bostwana), Z. Kawasaki (Japan), N. Kitagawa (Japan), P. Krebhiel (USA), P .Laroche (President, France), J. Latham (UK), S. Michnowski (Poland), M. Nakano (Japan), V. Rakov (USA), L. Ruhnke (USA), D. Rust (USA), C. Saunders (UK), H. Tammet (Estonia), E. Williams (USA)



  • Storm Electrification
  • Electrical activity and meteorology
  • Lightning physics
  • Lightning Protection
  • Middle atmosphere electrical events (sprites, jets and elves)
  • Global Lightning Observations
  • Fair Weather Electricity and Atmospheric Ions
  • Global Electrical Circuit


Conference Address:

Palais des Congrès de Versailles
10 rue de la Chancellerie 78 000 Versailles
Tel + 33 1 30 97 89 02



S. Gaultier (ONERA), assisted by F. Buevoz (ONERA)

Make-up composition:
C. Laroche (ONERA)


Last Update : July 24, 2003
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