Lightning: estimates of the rates of energy dissipation and nitrogen fixation.

Journal Article

The global rate of production of atmospheric NO is given by the product of the lightning energy dissipation rate and the NO yield per joule of discharge. A value for the global average energy dissipation rate is derived from the energy per flash and the global average flash rate; the latter is determined from satellite observations. The energy per flash determined from the optical measurements is in excellent agreement with that determined from measurements of electrical field changes.-from Authors

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Borucki, WJ; Chameides, WL

Published Date

  • 1984

Published In

  • Reviews of Geophysics & Space Physics

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 363 - 372