Cusp Diamagnetic Cavities and Space Lightning

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Cusp Diamagnetic Cavities and Space Lightning

Killer Electrons


McIlwain 66 (96)

MeV electrons can kill you.* (*well, almost, if you own Iridium stock)

McIlwain 66

The Unpredictability of Killer Electrons


The Prediction Paradox

Prediction Models

Koons and Gorney 91

Theoretical Models

The Argument

The Discovery

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The Simulation

Cusp Diamagnetic Cavities

Significance of CDC

More Simulations

Model Predictions

More predictions


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Space Lightning

Slide 26

Review the Physics

Some simple consequences

Double Spikes

Double Layers & High Potential

The UAH Spinning Terrella

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More Observations

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Author: Robert Sheldon

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