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Research on artificially triggered lightning using laser
Author(s): Shigeaki Uchida; Yoshinori Shimada; Hirohiko Yasuda; Chiyoe Yamanaka; Zen-ichiro Kawasaki; Hisanori Fujita; Tatsuhiko Yamanaka; Sadao Nakai; Daohong Wang; Kenshi Matsu-ura; Yuji Ishikubo; Mikio Adachi
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Paper Abstract

A series of laboratory experiments has been conducted to investigate the initiating and guiding effects of laser plasma channel on electrical discharge. It was confirmed that the plasma channels have strong guiding effects and reduce the required electrical field strength for electrical discharges to occur. A field experimental site targeting natural lightning is being prepared to develop the thunder storm monitoring system and to test the laser and optical systems against various weather conditions. The results from the laboratory experiments and laser transmission in snowy conditions as well as attempt of initiating electrical leader will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2506, Air Pollution and Visibility Measurements, (20 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221069
Show Author Affiliations
Shigeaki Uchida, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Yoshinori Shimada, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Hirohiko Yasuda, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Chiyoe Yamanaka, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Zen-ichiro Kawasaki, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Hisanori Fujita, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Tatsuhiko Yamanaka, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Sadao Nakai, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Daohong Wang, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Kenshi Matsu-ura, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Yuji Ishikubo, Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (Japan)
Mikio Adachi, Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2506:
Air Pollution and Visibility Measurements
Peter Fabian; Volker Klein; Maurus Tacke; Konradin Weber; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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