Successful experiment and analysis of artificially triggering lightning in Beijing in 1991

Mingli Chen, Liu Xin-Zhong, Liu Xin-Sheng, Wang Huai-Bin

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In this paper we present briefly the results of two successful triggered lightnings with rocket-wire technique in Beijing area in 1991. They were all triggered when electric fields at ground were positive (positive charge overhead), specifically 3.2kV/m and 2.5kV/m respectively. Analysis shows that triggered lightnings were small discharges initialed by upward going negative streamer followed by continuous current process. No return strokes were recorded. The triggering heights were within 300-400m. Charges they transfered were less than 10C and corona currents along wire during rockets rising were about 4mA. -English summary
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-173
Number of pages7
JournalActa Geophysica Sinica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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