Blue-Sky and Basic Research Laboratory Located in Brussels

* || Sign In as Member || FAQ


[HELP with High Resolution Image Viewing] [Return to Article]


Now you see it.... Sprites above thunderstorms reach Earth's ionosphere. This false-color low-light-level television image was taken from a ground observatory near Fort Collins, CO, in the course of a Stanford University/Lockheed-Martin joint experiment aimed at studying sprites and related phenomena. (Right) A sprite-associated sferic shows a characteristic slow tail after the initial excitation.

CREDIT: S. REISING; SOURCE: STANFORD/LOCKHEED-MARTIN


[Return to Article]
 
 

Volume 284, Number 5416 Issue of 7 May 1999, p 929 
©1999 by The American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Copyright © 1999 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.