Theoretical investigation of the variability in terrestrial gamma-ray flashes spectra

Sebastien Celestin, Wei Xu, Victor P. Pasko

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    Abstract

    Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs) are high-energy photon bursts originating from the Earth's atmosphere and detected from space. In this work, we show how different electric potentials in TGF-producing lightning lead to an intrinsic variability in TGF spectra. This prediction can be exploited to discriminate which one of the two proposed source mechanisms is truly responsible for the production of TGFs.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication2014 31th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSI GASS 2014
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    ISBN (Electronic)9781467352253
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 17 2014
    Event31st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2014 - Beijing, China
    Duration: Aug 16 2014Aug 23 2014

    Publication series

    Name2014 31th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSI GASS 2014

    Other

    Other31st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2014
    CountryChina
    CityBeijing
    Period8/16/148/23/14

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Celestin, S., Xu, W., & Pasko, V. P. (2014). Theoretical investigation of the variability in terrestrial gamma-ray flashes spectra. In 2014 31th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSI GASS 2014 [6929978] (2014 31th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, URSI GASS 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/URSIGASS.2014.6929978