Vol. 27, issue 11, article # 13

Venediktov V.Yu., Gorelaya A.V., Shalymov E.V. On the possibility of using the Kerr effect for remote sounding of thunderstorm cloud electric fields. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2014. V. 27. No. 11. P. 1020-1026 [in Russian].
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Today the strength of electric field over the thunderstorm cloud as well as its spatiotemporal structure are measured with the use of either sounding balloons or drones. Such methods are not very efficient and quite expensive. At the same time, the parameters of such electric fields are of a great importance for the geophysics science. The paper considers possible use of the Kerr effect for the remote sounding of electric fields.


Kerr effect, thunderstorm electric field, air flow


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