Radiophysics and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 48, Issue 9, pp 711–719 | Cite as

High-Frequency Radio Emission of the Lightning Discharge

  • A. N. Karashtin
  • Yu. V. Shlyugaev
  • A. V. Gurevich
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Abstract

A special system created to register short electromagnetic pulses has been used to study high-frequency (0.1–30 MHz) radio emission of lightning discharges. It has been shown that the emission is a sequence of short pulses. The shape, width, and amplitude of the first (bipolar) pulse agree with those predicted by theory with account for the combined action of the effect of the runaway electron breakdown and an extensive atmospheric shower for the energy of the initial particle of the order of 1016 eV.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Karashtin
    • 1
  • Yu. V. Shlyugaev
    • 1
  • A. V. Gurevich
    • 2
  1. 1.Radiophysical Research InstituteNizhny NovgorodRussia
  2. 2.P. N. Lebedev Physical InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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