The Link Between Lightning Physics and Ball Lightning

  • Herbert Boerner


We have now seen that positive CG lightning is more frequent in winter, which correlates well with the observation that the incidence of BL is higher in winter than in summer. We have also seen that some of the more spectacular cases, especially with multiple BL production, are associated with positive lightning. This correlation is in itself an interesting and surprising finding, but can we also learn something about the physical nature of BL from it?


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert Boerner
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  1. 1.MainzGermany

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