Vol. 29, issue 10, article # 9

Sosnin E.A., Panarin V.A., Skakun V.S., Tarasenko V.F. Blue jets and starters laboratory modelling by underpressure apokamp. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2016. V. 29. No. 10. P. 855–858 [in Russian].
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In laboratory conditions at low pressures of air, corresponding to heights of tens of kilometers above sea level, the apokamp was formed. Apokamp is a plasma jet extending from the spark discharge channel formed by two electrodes, one of which is high voltage and has a positive polarity, and the other is under floating potential. It is established that underpressure apokamp has spectral and morphological features associated with blue jets and starters that observed in the upper layers of the atmosphere.


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