Prof. Earle Williams


Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, EUA

  • Resumen curricular:

Earle Williams is a physical meteorologist, currently dividing his time between the MIT campus and the Aviation Weather group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.   He has been engaged in research on thunderstorm electrification and atmospheric electricity for nearly forty years.  These interests have taken him to all of the predominant tropical thunderstorm regions (Africa (Niger), South America (Brazil) and the Maritime Continent (Northern Australia)) for radar field experiments.  Williams is presently focused on the Earth’s Schumann resonances, a naturally occurring electromagnetic phenomenon trapped between the conductive Earth and the ionosphere, and on the use of that phenomenon for the continuous monitoring of the global lightning activity.