atmospheric electricity


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Noun1.atmospheric electricity - electrical discharges in the atmosphereatmospheric electricity - electrical discharges in the atmosphere
electrical discharge - a discharge of electricity
atmospheric phenomenon - a physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
elves - an acronym for emissions of light and very low frequency perturbations due to electromagnetic pulse sources; extremely bright extremely short (less than a msec) electrical flashes forming a huge ring (up to 400 km diameter) in the ionosphere
blue jet, reverse lightning, jet - atmospheric discharges (lasting 10 msec) bursting from the tops of giant storm clouds in blue cones that widen as they flash upward
lightning - abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light
red sprites, sprites - atmospheric electricity (lasting 10 msec) appearing as globular flashes of red (pink to blood-red) light rising to heights of 60 miles (sometimes seen together with elves)
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Joined by Liv (a teacher and program administrator), he engaged in forensic meteorology and research in mesoscale processes and atmospheric electricity. Echoing his mentor, Walt encourages students to delve into the observations and think outside that box of conventional wisdom.
One of the problematic tasks in the field of atmospheric electricity and lightning protection of terrestrial and near-earth air objects still remains one that is connected with the determination, with minimal initial information about the thunderstorm situation in the area of this or that territory of the planet studied by specialists (engineers and meteorologists) energy characteristics of the thundercloud cloud in the Earth's troposphere.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary says lightning is "the flashing of light produced by a discharge of atmospheric electricity from one cloud to another or between a cloud and the earth." Many scientists disagree about the exact causes of lightning, but they do agree that it stems from the differences in positively and negatively charged particles.
In addition, even our fundamental understanding of atmospheric electricity is far from complete.
But 12 years ago Dayeh was part of the group that first discovered that lightning produces X-rays; the research formed the basis of a master's thesis in atmospheric electricity.
Analysis of ways to convert atmospheric electricity. International scientific conference "Science and education--the leading factor of strategy" Kazakhstan-2030 ".
Aside from spiders, another scientific explanation for the alleged UFO angel hair may be blamed on atmospheric electricity causing polarised dust particles to float and combine to form long hair-like filaments.
Atmospheric electricity, lighting and atmospheric visual effects, and hydrodynamic generation are discussed.
Gunn, "Electrical effects associated with a change of state of water," Terrestrial Magnetism and Atmospheric Electricity, vol.

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