Lightning origination and thunderstorm ground enhancements terminated by the lightning flash
Yerevan Physics Institute - Alikhanyan Brothers 2, Yerevan, Armenia
Received: 26 February 2015
Accepted: 13 May 2015
Proceeding from the measurements of the lightning occurrences, slow and fast electric-field disturbances, particle flux enhancements and their abrupt terminations, we formulate a lightning origination model. Registration of the extensive air shower simultaneously with lightning detection allows us to propose a solution to the long-standing problem of its role in the lightning initiation. Our analysis is based on the numerous Thunderstorm Ground Enhancements detected in 2012–2014 at Mt. Aragats in Armenia.
PACS: 92.60.Pw – Atmospheric electricity, lightning / 52.80.Mg – Arcs; sparks; lightning; atmospheric electricity / 13.40.-f – Electromagnetic processes and properties
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