Researchers at the atmospheric phenomena of the United States saw the strange lightning phenomenon
the formation of lightning inside the cloud can be bidirectional, utverjdayut scientists
Researchers from new Hampshire University recorded a unique phenomenon that contradicts pre-existing theories about the mechanism of formation of lightning. Previously it was thought that lightning, as well as their derivatives in the form of sprites, jets, and terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, are formed as a result of the mechanism known as “fast positive disintegration”. New studies have shown the opposite phenomenon, which is called the “fast negative decay”, reports Nature.
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The phenomenon is the antithesis of the ideas about the formation of lightning. If negative, the decay of the charge passes through the cloud from the bottom up. “Our findings indicate that the formation of the lightning inside the cloud can be bidirectional,” says Julie Tillis, one of the authors of the study.
Despite the fact that the study of lightning is more than 200 years and created many theories for this phenomenon, scientists still don’t know exactly how lightning is formed. Perhaps a new discovery will help form a more complete theory of their appearance.
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