A causal relationship between lightning and explosive spread F
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1984 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 11, Issue 12, pages 1165–1167, December 1984
How to Cite
(1984), A causal relationship between lightning and explosive spread F. Geophysical Research Letters, 11: 1165–1167. doi: 10.1029/GL011i012p01165
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 AUG 1984
- Manuscript Received: 9 AUG 1984
Experimental evidence for a causal relationship between lightning and explosive equatorial spread F is presented. It is proposed that explosive spread F is produced by rapidly growing plasma instabilities, which are triggered by sudden increases of the F region ambient electric fields due to the penetration of lightning fields into regions of weak or marginal instability.