Strong electric fields above an ordinary rain cloud

Michael Weed, Paul J Kellogg

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Abstract

ON September 6, 1968, in the course of a balloon flight designed to test our theory1 that magnetospheric electric fields could be measured at balloon altitudes, we observed electric fields much larger than any we have ever observed in fair weather and which we usually attribute to thunderstorms, during the time that a rainstorm occurred under the instrumentation; however, various observations show that no lightning was being generated within any reasonable distance from our observations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-135
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume249
Issue number5453
DOIs
StatePublished - 1974

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