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16 August 2000 Mechanism of lightning attraction and problem of lightning initiation by laser
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Proceedings Volume 4065, High-Power Laser Ablation III; (2000)
Event: High-Power Laser Ablation, 2000, Santa Fe, NM, United States
The paper deals with some basic lightning properties and processes causing its ability of attraction to the high terrestrial structures. Condition of the vital upward leader and counterleader inception is formulated. Mechanism of the long-distance leader interaction is cleared out. Initiation of lightning by means of laser plasma channel as well as current demands in lightning science and protection practice discussed. This discussion is connected with current activities and recent results in the field of lightning initiation by laser. Conditions for such effects at high altitude are considered.
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Eduard M. Bazelyan and Yuri P. Raizer "Mechanism of lightning attraction and problem of lightning initiation by laser", Proc. SPIE 4065, High-Power Laser Ablation III, (16 August 2000);


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