Similarity analysis of the streamer zone of Blue Jets

  title={Similarity analysis of the streamer zone of Blue Jets},
  author={N A Popov and Mikhail N. Shneider and G. Milikh},
  journal={Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics},
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