Imaging Systems in TLE Research

Thomas Højgaard Allin, Torsten Neubert, Steen Laursen

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Abstract

Almost since first documented in 1989, it has been clear that red sprites, and in general Transient Luminous Events (TLEs) are not temporally resolved at video rates. Still, much can be learned by imagery of sprites at video rates - and, at least, the occurrence of sprites and TLEs is very well documented using the right equipment in the right way.

This chapter provides an introduction to the concepts of low light imagers, and how they can be successfully applied in TLE research. As examples, we describe the 2003 and 2004 Spritewatch systems, which integrate low-light cameras with a digital processing system, and is controllable over the internet.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSprites, Elves and Intense Lightning Discharges
EditorsFüllekrug, Mareev, Rycroft
Place of PublicationDordrecht, Netherland
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2006
Pages101-121
ISBN (Print)1-4020-4627-8, 978-1-4020-4627-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventConference of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Sprites, Elves and Intense Lightning Discharges - Corsica, France
Duration: 24 Jul 200431 Jul 2004

Conference

ConferenceConference of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Sprites, Elves and Intense Lightning Discharges
CountryFrance
CityCorsica
Period24/07/200431/07/2004
SeriesN A T O Science Series. Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
Volume225
ISSN1568-2609

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Allin, T. H., Neubert, T., & Laursen, S. (2006). Imaging Systems in TLE Research. In Füllekrug, Mareev, & Rycroft (Eds.), Sprites, Elves and Intense Lightning Discharges (pp. 101-121). Springer. N A T O Science Series. Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Vol.. 225 https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-4629-4_5