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The atmospheric electric global circuitThe hypothesis that world thunderstorm activity represents the generator for the atmospheric electric current flow in the earth atmosphere between ground and the ionosphere is based on a close correlation between the magnitude and the diurnal variation of the supply current (thunderstorm generator current) and the load current (fair weather air-earth current density integrated over the earth surface). The advantages of using lightning survey satellites to furnish a base for accepting or rejecting the thunderstorm generator hypothesis are discussed.
Document ID
19790022706
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Kasemir, H. W. (Colutron Research Corp. Berthoud, CO, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1979
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Marshall Space Flight Center Proc.: Workshop on the Need for Lightning Observations from Space
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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