Connections: Terrestrial Gamma Flashes and Lightning?

  • Released Friday, February 18, 2005
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Science, Vol 307, Issue 5712, 1085-1088 , 18 February 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1107466]

Datasets used in this visualization

  • [RHESSI: X-ray Imaging Spectrometer]

    ID: 101
    Sensor: X-ray Imaging Spectrometer Dates used: 2004/07/01 - 2004/10/31

    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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  • Lightning [TRMM: LIS]

    ID: 515
    Sensor: LIS Dates used: 2004/07/01 - 2004/10/31
  • [RHESSI]

    ID: 693

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