Mesosphere-troposphere coupling due to sprites

Victor P. Pasko, Umran S. Inan, Timothy F. Bell

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    Results from a new three-dimensional fractal model of sprites as well as recent experimental data on thundercloud charge moment changes associated with sprites indicate that ionized regions in sprites can sometimes reach thundercloud tops, creating favorable conditions for establishing a highly conducting link between the Earth's surface and the lower ionosphere.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)3821-3824
    Number of pages4
    JournalGeophysical Research Letters
    Issue number19
    StatePublished - Oct 1 2001

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Geophysics
    • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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