Relativistic-microwave theory of ball lightning

  title={Relativistic-microwave theory of ball lightning},
  author={H.-C. Wu},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
Ball lightning, a fireball sometimes observed during lightnings, has remained unexplained. Here we present a comprehensive theory for the phenomenon: At the tip of a lightning stroke reaching the ground, a relativistic electron bunch can be produced, which in turn excites intense microwave radiation. The latter ionizes the local air and the radiation… CONTINUE READING