> I've seen you say this before, and I'm confused. If memory serves,
> dielectric is a non-cunductor. Are you saying water is a better or
> worse insulator than air? Pure water is a non-conductor, but
> basically no such thing as completely pure water unless you make it
> a lab.
Good question and excellent point.
But in this context what we are talking about is how well a static
field behaves--or the EMF involved. Some things are insulative to an
electrical field but conductive to direct current. Example--lead.
Air is insulative to a direct current. So is SPACE. But space is
not insulative to an EMF. Capacitors in vacuums perform better than
capacitors with water between the plates, that is all I am saying.
A hurricane with more ions will probably be more conductive of the
applicable large scale direct currents involved, but it is a
displacement current that elongates the cirrus, per the experiment I