Browse Publications Technical Papers 1999-01-2405
1999-06-22

Calculation of X-ray Emission of Gigantic Upward Atmospheric Discharges Governed by Relativistic Runaway Electrons 1999-01-2405

On the basis of observation data on space - time characteristics of gigantic upward atmospheric discharges (UAD) there were carried out calculations of X-ray emission produced by UAD, with employing the idea of relativistic runaway electron avalanche. The results are consistent with measurements of X-ray pulses of terrestrial origin detected from satellite above mesoscale thundercloud formations.

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