Accession Number : AD0720771

Title :   Corona Processes in Clouds.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON INST OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Dawson,George A.

Report Date : 18 MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Work has continued on the basic discharge mechanisms of electrically stressed water surfaces. The purpose of the study is to elucidate the processes leading to the initiation of lightning strokes and the production of radio noise with or without lightning strokes by highly electrified clouds. In this latter phase of the investigation, measurements have been made of the sparking potential of gaps in low pressure air between two electrodes, the cathode of which was a plane water surface. All the work was conducted in the Townsend discharge regime. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LIGHTNING, CLOUDS), ELECTRIC FIELDS, RAINDROPS, IONIZATION, ELECTRICAL CORONA, REPORTS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE