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Mechanism of lightning attraction and problem of lightning initiation by laser
Author(s): Eduard M. Bazelyan; Yuri P. Raizer
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Paper Abstract

The paper deals with some basic lightning properties and processes causing its ability of attraction to the high terrestrial structures. Condition of the vital upward leader and counterleader inception is formulated. Mechanism of the long-distance leader interaction is cleared out. Initiation of lightning by means of laser plasma channel as well as current demands in lightning science and protection practice discussed. This discussion is connected with current activities and recent results in the field of lightning initiation by laser. Conditions for such effects at high altitude are considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4065, High-Power Laser Ablation III, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407351
Show Author Affiliations
Eduard M. Bazelyan, Krzhizhanovsky Power Engineering Institute (Russia)
Yuri P. Raizer, Institute for Problems in Mechanics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4065:
High-Power Laser Ablation III
Claude R. Phipps, Editor(s)

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