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    • Analysis of the first gigantic jet recorded over continental North America 

      Van der Velde, Oscar Arnoud; Lyons, Walter A.; Nelson, Thomas E.; Cummer, Steven A.; Li, Jingbo; Bunnell, James (2007-10-17)
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      [1] Two low-light cameras near Marfa, Texas, recorded a gigantic jet over northern Mexico on 13 May 2005 at approximately 0423:50 UTC. Assuming that the farthest of two candidate storm systems was its source, the bright ...
    • Gigantic jet discharges evolve stepwise through the middle atmosphere 

      Van der Velde, Oscar Arnoud; Montanya, Joan; López Trujillo, Jesús Alberto; Cummer, Steven A. (2019-09-25)
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      In 2002 it was discovered that a lightning discharge can rise out of the top of tropical thunderstorms and branch out spectacularly to the base of the ionosphere at 90¿km altitude. Several dozens of such gigantic jets have ...
    • Lightning development associated with two negative gigantic jets 

      Rutledge, Steven A.; Lang, Timothy J.; Cohen, Morris B.; Van der Velde, Oscar Arnoud; MacGorman, Donald R.; Beasley, William; Stanley, Mark A.; Lu, Gaopeng; Cummer, Steven A.; Lyons, Walter A.; Krehbiel, Paul R.; Li, Jingbo; Rison, William; Thomas, Ronald J.; Edens, Harald E. (2011-06-21)
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      We report observations of two negative polarity gigantic jets sufficiently near very high‐frequency (VHF) lightning mapping networks that the associated lightning characteristics and charge transfer could be investigated. ...