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Evolution of gigantic jets at high temporal and spatial resolution

Author
Van Der Velde, O.; Montanya, J.; Lopez, J.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
XVI International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity
Date of publication
2018
Presentation's date
2018-06-22
Book of congress proceedings
ICAE 2018 conference proceedings: XVI International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity: 17-22 June 2018, Nara city, Nara, Japan
First page
1
Last page
3
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/130526 Open in new window
URL
http://icae2018.saej.jp/ Open in new window
Abstract
Gigantic Jets (GJ) are lightning discharges between the cloud and the lower ionosphere, which manifest as leaders at low altitude and transition to streamers as they rise in altitude. The evolution has never been imaged before at rates faster than 1/60th second. We ran a campaign in northern Colombia with an intensified high-speed camera at 900 images per second to study the development. The image sequence reveals a weakly luminous stepwise upward propagation from the cloud top to 40 km altitude...
Citation
Van Der Velde, O.; Montanya, J.; Lopez, J. Evolution of gigantic jets at high temporal and spatial resolution. A: International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity. "ICAE 2018 conference proceedings: XVI International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity: 17-22 June 2018, Nara city, Nara, Japan". 2018, p. 1-3.
Keywords
lightning
Group of research
LRG - Lightning Research Group

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