Accession Number : ADP002171

Title :   Correlated Measurements of UHF Radar Signatures, RF Radiation, and Electric Field Changes from Lightning,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION GREENBELT MD GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Le Vine,D. M. ; Mazur,V.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : During Storm Hazards - 82, simultaneous measurements were made of radar echoes, fast and slow field changes and RF radiation from lightning near the Wallops Flight Facility. RF radiation and radar echoes were also obtained during periods when the NASA F106 research aircraft was struck by lightning. These data are presently being used to better understand the electrical processes which occur during strikes to the aircraft. Preliminary conclusions based on data obtained in 1982 verify that the events recorded aboard the aircraft occurred during lightning but also indicate that they occur with surprising frequency very early in the flash. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lightning, Flashes, Measurement, Airborne, Radio waves, Radar reflections, Ultrahigh frequency, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE