Some features of electric field waveform of Narrow Bipolar Pulses
(English)In: Atmospheric research, ISSN 0169-8095Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Narrow Bipolar Pulses (NBPs) are generated by intra-cloud discharge processes and they are of interest due to their strong broadband and high frequency (HF) emissions. In this study, we present some features of electric field waveform of NBPs which have not been reported in the literature. The HF emission was observed to begin simultaneously with the onset of NBPs indicating no streamers or stepped-leader process was taking place before the initiation of NBPs. The electric field waveforms of NBPs were characterized by many fine peaks embedded intermittently on the rising and decaying edge of NBPs suggesting that some small scale electrical discharges were involved during the formation of NBPs.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-150953OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-150953DiVA: diva2:409460