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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||Geophysical Research Letters|
|State||Published - May 15 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)