Zhang Presents Her New Book at the CTR Wilson Meeting

The logo of the CTR Wilson meeting
The logo of the CTR Wilson meeting

ESSIC/CISESS scientist Daile Zhang and her coauthor Ron Holle virtually presented their new book–Flashes of Brilliance: The Science and Wonder of Arizona Lightning –at the CTR Wilson meeting on November 16, 2023. They discussed the motivation of writing the book and introduced the content of each chapter. The audiences were interested in creating undergraduate level courses and materials based on the book.


The CTR Wilson Institute for Atmospheric Electricity holds its annual General Assembly at a United Nations world heritage site – the city of Bath. The meeting discusses the latest knowledge at the forefront of science and technology of atmospheric electricity.


Daile Zhang leads the CISESS Atmospheric Electricity Group along with Guangyang Fang and Joseph Patton. Ron is a meteorological consultant in Oro Valley, Arizona, and worked as a research meteorologist at the National Severe Storms Laboratory and Vaisala before he retired.


To access the book, click here: “Flashes of Brilliance”. Anyone who has an UMD account can get the eBook for free from the university library’s website here.