A causal relationship between lightning and explosive spread F

Ronald F. Woodman, Erhan Kudeki

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Abstract

Experimental evidence for a causal relationship between lightning and explosive equatorial spread F is presented. It is proposed that explosive spread F is produced by rapidly growing plasma instabilities, which are triggered by sudden increases of the F region ambient electric fields due to the penetration of lightning fields into regions of weak or marginal instability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1165-1167
Number of pages3
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume11
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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