Daylight time-resolved photographs of lightning. Academic Article uri icon


  • Lightning dart leaders and return strokes have been recorded in daylight with both good spatial resolution and good time resolution as part of the Thunder-storm Research International Program. The resulting time-resolved photographs are apparently equivalent to the best data obtained earlier only at night. Average two-dimensional return stroke velocities in four subsequent strokes between the ground and a height of 1400 meters were approximately 1.3 x 10(8) meters per second. The estimated systematic error is 10 to 15 percent.

published proceedings

  • Science

author list (cited authors)

  • Qrville, R. E., Lala, G. G., & Idone, V. P.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Qrville, RE||Lala, GG||Idone, VP

publication date

  • July 1978