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Electric jets

Powerful electric currents have been detected in discharges between thunderclouds and the upper atmosphere. Carried by gigantic jets, they are a new factor in the model of the Earth's electrical and chemical environment.

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Figure 1: Lightning-related transient luminous events (TLEs).

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Pasko, V. Electric jets. Nature 423, 927–928 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/423927a

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