Sprites as evidence of vertical gravity wave structures above mesoscale thunderstorms

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

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Abstract

Large area multicell thunderstorms lead to the formation of vertically oriented cylindrical structures of gravity waves at mesospheric altitudes closely resembling those observed in optical emissions associated with transient luminous glows called sprites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number97GL01607
Pages (from-to)1735-1738
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume24
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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