HyperDic: atmospheric_electricity

English > 1 sense of the expression atmospheric electricity:
NOUNphenomenonatmospheric electricityelectrical discharges in the atmosphere
English > atmospheric electricity: 1 sense > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaningelectrical discharges in the atmosphere.
NarrowerelvesAn acronym for emissions of light and very low frequency perturbations due to electromagnetic pulse sources
jet, blue jet, reverse lightningatmospheric discharges (lasting 10 msec) bursting from the tops of giant storm clouds in blue cones that widen as they flash upward
lightningabrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light
sprites, red spritesatmospheric electricity (lasting 10 msec) appearing as globular flashes of red (pink to blood-red) light rising to heights of 60 miles (sometimes seen together with elves)
Broaderatmospheric phenomenonA physical phenomenon associated with the atmosphere
electrical dischargeA discharge of electricity
Spanishelectricidad atmosférica

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