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Progress in Explaining the Mysterious Sounds Produced by Very Large Meteor Fireballs

@inproceedings{Keay1993ProgressIE,
  title={Progress in Explaining the Mysterious Sounds Produced by Very Large Meteor Fireballs},
  author={C. S. L. Keay},
  year={1993}
}
Strange sounds, heard simultaneously with the sighting of bril- liant meteor fireballs many tens of kilometers distant, have been an enigma for more than two centuries. The term "electrophonic sounds" is now widely used to describe them and distinguish them from the normal sonic effects heard after the fireball has passed by. A physically viable explanation for me- teor fireball electrophonic sounds has been developed and verified by obser- vation and experiment. The history of this neglected… 
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