Jet Stream Electrodynamics
The large balloon experiments have been executed to measure atmospheric electric fields using three dimensional antenna of x, y, and z components. About 20 experiments were made during about 20 years (Ogawa and Tanaka, 1967; 1976; Ogawa et al., 1975a, b; Tanaka et al., 1977a, b; Ogawa and Kawamoto, 1982). The places where the experiments were made are located on the northern Pacific coast of the Main Island of Japan. The balloons of a size of 104 m3 were kept over the Pacific Ocean during their floats to eliminate the field distortion due to mountains and air pollutions. In this paper a special attention is placed on the horizontal component of the electric field data obtained in October 1973, 1975, and 1977.
KeywordsConvection Attenuation Ozone
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