Near-ground detection of atmospheric γ rays associated with lightning

M. B. Greenfield*, A. T. Domondon, S. Tsuchiya, K. Kubo, Y. Ikeda, M. Tomiyama

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The near-ground detection of atmospheric γ radiation (GRR) associated with lightning was studied. An anomalous increase in the GRR(AGR) shortly after lightning strokes was concurrently observed at two sites separated by a distance of 220 m. It was found that the background subtracted GRR was directly related to precipitation rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1839-1844
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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