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Registration of X-rays at 2500 m altitude in association with lightning flashes and thunderstorms

Author
Montaña, J.; Fabro, F.; Van Der Velde, O.; Romero, D.; Sola, G.; Hermoso, J.R.; Soula, S.; Williams, E.R.; Pineda, N.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of geophysical research: atmospheres
Date of publication
2014
Volume
119
Number
3
First page
1492
Last page
1503
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1002/2013JD021011 Open in new window
Project funding
ATMOSPHERE-SPACE INTERACTIONS MONITOR
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/22917 Open in new window
Abstract
Electric fields and high-energy radiation of natural lightning measured at close range from a mountaintop tower are discussed. In none of the 12 negative cloud-to-ground upward flashes were X-rays observed. Also no energetic radiation was found in one negative upward leader at close range (20¿m). In the first of two consecutive negative cloud-to-ground flashes, X-rays were detected during the last ~1.75¿ms of the leader. During the time of energetic radiation in the flash an intense burst of i...
Citation
Montaña, J. [et al.]. Registration of X-rays at 2500 m altitude in association with lightning flashes and thunderstorms. "Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres", 2014, vol. 119, núm. 3, p. 1492-1503.
Keywords
Lightning, Thunderstorms, X-rays
Group of research
LRG - Lightning Research Group
REES - Renewable Electrical Energy Systems

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