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How to create ball lightningProcedures are given on how to produce ball lightning. Necessary equipment includes a transformer of 150,000 watts capable of providing approximately 10,000 amperes at 15 volts, 60 cycles; thick one inch cables of stranded wire leading into a 3 by 4 by 1 foot plastic tank; a quarter inch thick 4 by 6 inch aluminum plate to be used as one of the discharge electrodes; and another electrode of heavy copper wire with the insulation stripped back 6 inches.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Golka, Robert K., Jr.
(Golka (Robert K., Jr.) Associates Brockton, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Kennedy Space Center, The 1991 International Aerospace and Ground Conference on Lightning and Static Electricity, Volume 2
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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