Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Astronomy, no. 53, p. 11-15 (2016)

The effects from high-altitude storm discharges in Earth atmosphere

L. Kozak, Ph.D. in Phys. and Math. Sciences, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv,
A. Odzimek, Ph.D., Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences,
V. Ivchenko, Dr. Phys. and Math. Sciences,
P. Kozak, Ph.D. in Phys. and Math. Sciences, I. Gala, post-graduate student,
V. Lapchuk, Head. stud. Lab., Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Abstract
The regularities of appearance of transient luminous effects in Earth atmosphere and features of their ground-based observations are considered. Using video-observations obtained in the Institution of Geophysics of Poland Academy of Sciences the energy of atmospheric afterglow from these processes in visual wavelength range has been determined. Calibrating curve was plotted using unfocal images of Vega. The star spectrum,atmosphere absorption coefficient and characteristics of the observational camera were used.

Keywords
Transient luminous effects in the Earth’s atmosphere, photometry of extensive objects, energy of high-altitude discharges

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