Mesosphere-troposphere coupling due to sprites

Victor P. Pasko, Umran S. Inan, Timothy F. Bell

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Results from a new three-dimensional fractal model of sprites as well as recent experimental data on thundercloud charge moment changes associated with sprites indicate that ionized regions in sprites can sometimes reach thundercloud tops, creating favorable conditions for establishing a highly conducting link between the Earth's surface and the lower ionosphere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3821-3824
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - Oct 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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