First observations of transient luminous events in Indian sub-continent

Rajesh Singh, Ajeet K. Maurya, B. Veenadhari, Sneha A. Gokani, R. Selvakumaran, Morris B. Cohen, Olivier Arnaud Chanrion, Torsten Neubert

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The article offers information on the initial observations of flashes of lightning discharge observed above thunderstorms. It mentions that the transient luminous events (TLE) are classified on the basis of their geometrical shape and luminosity into Sprites, Halos and Blue Starters. It also focuses on the first sprite observed in the Indian subcontinent on April 11, 2012, whose optical measurements were conducted at Allahabad, India using the charge-coupled device camera system.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Science
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)1107-1108
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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