Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS14] Atmospheric Electricity

Mon. May 23, 2016 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 203 (2F)

Convener:*Kazuhiko Miura(Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science), Masashi Kamogawa(Department of Physics, Tokyo Gakugei University), Chair:Satoru Yoshida(Meteorological Research Institute)

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

[MIS14-05] Lighting-induced bremsstrahlung X-rays observed near the leader.

*Shusaku Takahashi1, Masashi Kamogawa1, Gregory Bowers2, David Smith2, Daohong Wang3 (1.Department of Physics, Tokyo Gakugei University, 2.University of California, Santa Cruz, 3.University of Gifu)

Keywords:Energetic radiation, Winter Lightning, Thunderstorm

Energetic radiation, bremsstrahlung X ray in energy range of gamma ray, associated with lightning activities and thunderstorm have been reported. The lifetime of lightning-generated X rays, termed short burst, is in the order of millisecond. These X rays are considered to be generated by bremsstrahlung along the leader, termed short burst. During the winter, the bright short burst with more than 100 millisecond duration was detected on 4 Dec. 2015. In this analysis , we compare radiation data with VLF lightning location data and high speed camera data.