Accession Number : ADP002197

Title :   Propagation of Discharge Channel Inside the Cloud,

Corporate Author : ROORKEE UNIV (INDIA) DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Pathak,P. P. ; Rai,J. ; Varshneya,N. C.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A mechanism for propagation of discharge channel inside the cloud is proposed. The mecahnism is based on the motion of charged streamers under the combined influence of cloud-electric field and geomagnetic field. The mechanism gives a theoretical explanation for various experimental observations that most intracloud discharges and incloud portions of ground discharge are oriented roughly horizontally and are always aligned in the same direction.

Descriptors :   *Electric discharges, Clouds, Internal, Channels, Lightning, Propagation, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE