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Sprites and Sprite Halos imaged at 1000 fps

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  • uploaded: Sep 15, 2012
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Examples of sprites and sprite halos imaged by the University of Alaska from the Wyoming Infrared Observatory, Jelm Mountain, WY in 1999. The last example shows reignition of a sprite after ~50 milliseconds. Playback speed is 1/100 real time. A detailed analysis of Event #6 is contained in D.D. Sentman et al. (2008), Plasma chemistry of sprite streamers, J. Geophys. Res., 113( D11112), doi:10.1029/2007JD008941. (Music: excerpt from Beethoven's Violin Concerto.)

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