A Lightning Strike of an Underwater Explosion Plume
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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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.
- Electricity and Magnetism