Sprites and energetic radiation above thunderstorms

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Abstract

The discovery of transient airglows above thunderstorms, known as sprites and jets, have shed a fresh new light on a 'terra incognita' in the Earth's atmosphere, the area above thunderstorms. The fast discovery pace of novel phenomena has spurred studies of energetic radiation, relativistic particles and anti-matter emanating from inside thunderclouds and above thunderlcouds. These observations mark a profound advance in our understanding of the Earth's atmospheric electrodynamic behaviour. Namely, the discoveries mandate the inclusion of cosmic rays, relativistic electron beams, large scales, and energetic feedback processes in our thinking about the Earth's atmosphere, perhaps best collectively summarised as relativistic atmospheric electrodynamics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-6051-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-5117-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011, August 13, 2011 - August 20, 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 1 Aug 2011 → …

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Conference2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011, August 13, 2011 - August 20, 2011
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period1/08/11 → …

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thunderstorms
Earth atmosphere
electrodynamics
airglow
relativistic electron beams
relativistic particles
radiation
cosmic rays
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Fullekrug, M. (2011). Sprites and energetic radiation above thunderstorms. In 2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011 [6051053] Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ursigass.2011.6051053

Sprites and energetic radiation above thunderstorms. / Fullekrug, Martin.

2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011. Piscataway, NJ : IEEE, 2011. 6051053.

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Fullekrug, M 2011, Sprites and energetic radiation above thunderstorms. in 2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011., 6051053, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, 2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011, August 13, 2011 - August 20, 2011, Istanbul, Turkey, 1/08/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/ursigass.2011.6051053
Fullekrug M. Sprites and energetic radiation above thunderstorms. In 2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. 2011. 6051053 https://doi.org/10.1109/ursigass.2011.6051053
Fullekrug, Martin. / Sprites and energetic radiation above thunderstorms. 2011 30th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSIGASS 2011. Piscataway, NJ : IEEE, 2011.
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