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Birth of ball lightning

Lowke, J; Smith, D; Nelson, K E; Crompton, Robert; Murphy, A B

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Many observations of ball lightning report a ball of light, about 10cm in diameter, moving at about walking speed, lasting up to 20s and frequently existing inside of houses and even aeroplanes. The present paper reports detailed observations of the initiation or birth of ball lightning. In two cases, navigation crew of aircraft saw ball lightning form at the windscreen inside the cockpit of their planes. In the first case, the ball lightning occurred during a thunderstorm, with much lightning...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71838
Source: Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics / Atmospheres
DOI: 10.1029/2012JD017921

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