Diffuse and streamer regions of sprites

Victor P. Pasko, Hans C. Stenbaek-Nielsen

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The observed altitude stratification in large number of sprite events, exhibiting a sharp transition between the upper diffuse and lower streamer regions, is used in conjunction with a theoretical model to establish correspondence between sprite luminosity and the ambient mesospheric/lower ionospheric conductivity profile. The reported results provide new means for remote sensing of the lower ionosphere using sprite luminosity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-1-82-4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 15 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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