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Re: Red Sprites And Blue Jets

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 23:02:43 +0100
Archived: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 07:56:32 -0400
Subject: Re: Red Sprites And Blue Jets


>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 13:13:06 -0300
>Subject: Red Sprites And Blue Jets

<snip>

>For years, pilots observed these phenomenon (the phenomena) but
>seldom reported them. The reason for this was the short duration
>of the event-about a 10th of a second. Also, in many instances -
>the blue jets-the lightning was travelling upward instead of
>down and the pilots didn't want to be accused of seeing things-
>like a mirage for instance and therefore being accused of seeing
>things.

<snip>

>So now these poor reporters of phenomena, pilots, are
>trepidatious about flying over thunderstorms just the same as
>they are leery of flying near UAP which they don't report in the
>classic sense anymore. They do report balloons though. It's
>safer and still gets the position report out there for the next
>plane transiting that airspace.

Right Don, and there's another danger from '`blue jets' and maybe
the sprites - gamma ray bursts regularly detected by satellites
are now known to originate from these events.

http://elf.gi.alaska.edu/#assoc

http://www-star.stanford.edu/~vlf/runaway/#gamma

http://spp.astro.umd.edu/?n=lightning&temp=


Cheers

Ray D



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