Absolute Spectral Irradiance Measurements of Lightning from 375 to 880 nm Academic Article uri icon


  • A spectrometer-detector optical multichannel analyzer system capable of absolute spectral irradiance measurements has been used to record the time-integrated emissions (150 or 300 ms) from cloud-to-ground lightning. Two detectors, one operating in the 375-695 nm region and one in the 650-880 nm region, recorded emissions from the same lightning. A summary table of spectral irradiance values in 50 nm increments is presented. -from Authors

published proceedings

  • Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

altmetric score

  • 6.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Orville, R. E., & Henderson, R. W

citation count

  • 60

complete list of authors

  • Orville, Richard E||Henderson, Ronald W

publication date

  • November 1984