Accession Number:

AD0274322

Title:

A Lightning Strike of an Underwater Explosion Plume

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

An unexpected lightning strike to an underwater explosion plume is described. Four pulses occurred, lasting a total of one second. Photographic evidence indicates that the discharge probably started upward from the plume. The occurrence provides support for the viewpoint that the rapid introduction of a conductor into the electric field of a storm would be a useful experimental technique for triggering a lightning stroke.

Subject Categories:

  • Explosions
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE