Connections: Terrestrial Gamma Flashes and Lightning?

  • Released Friday, February 18th, 2005
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:56PM
  • ID: 3111


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This visualization is based on the following papers:
  • Science, Vol 307, Issue 5712, 1085-1088 , 18 February 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1107466]


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RHESSI (Collected with the X-ray Imaging Spectrometer sensor)

The RHESSI instrument is an imaging spectrometer observing the Sun at X-ray to gamma-rays (photon energies of 3 keV to 17 MeV) at time resolutions of a few seconds. (eV stands for "electron volt" and is a unit of energy. Note that photons of visible light have energies of 2-3 eV. 1 keV is a thousand electron volts and 1 MeV is a million electron volts.

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TRMM Lightning (Collected with the LIS sensor)

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