Fractal approach to lightning radiation on a tortuous channel
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1994 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 29, Issue 4, pages 691–704, July-August 1994
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1994), Fractal approach to lightning radiation on a tortuous channel, Radio Sci., 29(4), 691–704, doi:10.1029/93RS03030., , and (
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 OCT 1993
- Manuscript Received: 25 FEB 1993
In this paper the radiation from a geometrically fractal (i.e., arbitrarily irregular) discharge channel is investigated from the point of view of engineering applications of fractal geometry. Numerical results are presented for lightning return stroke radiation, which demonstrate that the time waveform of radiated field (in the Fraunhofer region) is a fractal, and within the framework of employed approximations, it has the same fractal dimension as the channel path. Some implications of this finding are discussed along with the limitations of the model.