A Possible Mechanism for Generation of Linear Lightning Flashes

  • A. I. Grigoryev
  • S. O. Shiryaeva


In spite of a long history of careful studies in linear lightning and the large number of publications dealing with it, it has not been clarified how the stepped leader is initiated, forms and propagates, as well as how lightning collects electric charge from individual drops in a thunderstorm cloud.


Corona Discharge Plasma Region Positive Column Return Stroke Lightning Flash 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. I. Grigoryev
    • 1
  • S. O. Shiryaeva
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of PhysicsYaroslave UniversityYaroslaveUSSR

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