An experimental study of positive leaders initiating rocket-triggered lightning

@inproceedings{Willett1999AnES,
  title={An experimental study of positive leaders initiating rocket-triggered lightning},
  author={J. C. Willett and Douglas A. Davis and Patrice Laroche},
  year={1999}
}
Simultaneous, co-located measurements of ambient, electrostatic-field profiles and rockettriggered 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 Ž approximately 400 m long when the ambient fields aloft are as small as 13 kVrm foul-weather . polarity . Ambient potential… CONTINUE READING