An experimental study of positive leaders initiating rocket-triggered lightning

@inproceedings{Willett1999AnES,
  title={An experimental study of positive leaders initiating rocket-triggered lightning},
  author={John C. Willett and Douglas Andrew Davis and Pierre Laroche},
  year={1999}
}
Abstract Simultaneous, co-located measurements of ambient, electrostatic-field profiles and rocket-triggered lightning phenomenology beneath Florida thunderstorms are reported. Ambient-field conditions that are sufficient to initiate and sustain the propagation of positive lightning leaders are identified. It is found that lightning can be triggered with grounded triggering wires approximately 400 m long when the ambient fields aloft are as small as 13 kV/m (foul-weather polarity). Ambient… CONTINUE READING

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