Diffuse and streamer regions of sprites

Victor P. Pasko, Hans C. Stenbaek-Nielsen

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    The observed altitude stratification in large number of sprite events, exhibiting a sharp transition between the upper diffuse and lower streamer regions, is used in conjunction with a theoretical model to establish correspondence between sprite luminosity and the ambient mesospheric/lower ionospheric conductivity profile. The reported results provide new means for remote sensing of the lower ionosphere using sprite luminosity.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)82-1-82-4
    JournalGeophysical Research Letters
    Issue number10
    StatePublished - May 15 2002

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Geophysics
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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