An evaluation of lightning and corona discharge on thunderstorm air and precipitation chemistry

  title={An evaluation of lightning and corona discharge on thunderstorm air and precipitation chemistry},
  author={D. L. Sisterson and Y. P. Liaw},
  journal={Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry},
This study synthesizes literature to provide a best estimate for the integrated effect of cloud-to-ground lightning, intracloud lightning, and corona discharge on air and precipitation chemistry for an idealized thunderstorm. The cloud volume concentration of NO (the predominant chemical species produced by lightning), assuming all flashes occurred simultaneously in an undiluted, idealized storm volume of 1.5×103 km3, is approximately 0.8 ppbv at STP. Uncertainties are discussed, and… 
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