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  • 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. ...
  • WMO world record lightning extremes: longest reported flash distance and longest reported flash duration 

    Lang, Timothy J.; Pédeboy, Stéphane; Rison, William; Montañá Puig, Juan; Cerveny, Randall S.; Chauzy, Serge; MacGorman, Donald R.; Holle, Ronald L.; Ávila, Eldo; Zhang, Yijun; Carbin, Gregory; Mansell, Edward R.; Kuleshov, Yuriy; Peterson, Thomas C.; Brunet, Manola; Driouech, Fatima; Krahenbuhl, Daniel S. (2016-09-16)
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    A World Meteorological Organization weather and climate extremes committee has judged that the world’s longest reported distance for a single lightning flash occurred with a horizontal distance of 321 km (199.5 mi) over ...