Television Image of a Large Upward Electrical Discharge Above a Thunderstorm System

@article{Franz1990TelevisionIO,
  title={Television Image of a Large Upward Electrical Discharge Above a Thunderstorm System},
  author={R. Franz and R. Nemzek and J. Winckler},
  journal={Science},
  year={1990},
  volume={249},
  pages={48 - 51}
}
An image of an unusual luminous electrical discharge over a thunderstorm 250 kilometers from the observing site has been obtained with a low-light-level television camera. The discharge began at the cloud tops at 14 kilometers and extended into the clear air 20 kilometers higher. The image, which had a duration of less than 30 milliseconds,resembled two jets or fountains and was probably caused by two localizd electric charge concentrations at the cloud tops. Large upward discharges may create… Expand
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