Spatial structure of sprites

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

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A theory of the electrical breakdown (EB) above thunderstorms is developed. The streamer type of the EB is proposed for the explanation of recent observations of fine spatial structures and bursts of blue optical emissions associated with sprites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2123-2126
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 15 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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