Ball Lightning

Author by : Mark Stenhoff
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Description : Down comes a deluge of sonorous hail, Or prone-descending rain. Wide-rent, the clouds Pour a whole flood, and yet, its flame unquenched, Th’unconquerable lightning struggles through. Ragged and fierce, or in red whirling balls, And fires the mountains with redoubled rage. Black from the stroke, above, the smould’ring pine Stands a sad shattered trunk; and, stretched below, A lifeless group the blasted cattle lie. James Thompson, “The Seasons” (1727) have been investigating ball lightning for more than two decades. I published a ball lightning report in Nature in 1976 that received worldwide publicity and I consequently many people wrote to me with accounts of their own experiences. Within a very short time, I had accumulated about 200 firsthand accounts, and the file has continued to grow steadily since then. Several things impressed me. Few of those who wrote to me had any detailed foreknowledge of ball lightning at the time of their observation. Nonetheless, once reports of other phenomena such as St. Elmo’s fire had been eliminated, the remaining descriptions were remarkably consistent. Furthermore, nearly all who contacted me were keen to have an explanation of what they had seen and seemed entirely sincere.


Ball Lightning Characteristics

Author by : Warren D. Rayle
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Ball Lightning

Author by : Paul Sagan
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Description : In BALL LIGHTNING: Paradox of Physics, Paul Sagan lists 230 unpublished cases from Oak Ridge National Laboratories. By their mysterious propulsion, navigation, confinement and flight against winds, fireballs "defy" gravity. His novel Sagan-Hill Hypothesis explains fireball propulsion (inertialess negative gravity) and also the Flatwoods event of September 12, 1952. A witness, Sagan publishes his interviews with other witnesses and speculates that machine intelligences hide inside comet belts. Sagan explores atmospheric physics, lightning, network analysis, quantum physics, the EPR Paradox, Wolfram computation, MONDs, WIMPs, Multiverse Theory, chaoplexity, M-Theory and more. Sagan illuminates the profound changes necessary for post-modern physics to accommodate something that is foreign to our current physics. Written for the intelligent reader, this book's remarkable clarity and minimum of mathematical notation make it accessible to both the scientist and casual reader.


The Nature Of Ball Lightning

Author by : Stanley Singer
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Description : In 1837 a comprehensive discussion of lightning appeared in the Annual of the French Bureau des Longitudes with a section on ball lightning which provided for the first time a readily available source in the scientific literature of the basic properties of this curious natural phenomenon. The author, Francois Arago, was the dominant influence in the French Academy of Sciences in the nineteenth century, having become a member of that august body at the age of twenty-three. His attention alone doubtless served at that time to establish the validity of scientific interest in the problem. In addition his discussion covered some of the major questions associated with ball lightning in a nota bly clear-sighted, effective style. Later reconsideration of the same questions often provided no significant improvement over Arago's discussion. There followed a dauntless band of varying but always small number who attempted to account for an apparently simple natural occurrence, a ball of fire usually seen in thunderstorms, with the best knowledge that advancing science could provide. All attempts to deal with this phenomenon were in variably frustrated. The characteristics of ball lightning could be readily cataloged, but they firmly resisted both experimental reproduction and theo retical explanation. One may say that to this day there is no explanation accepted by a large number of scientists. Several investigators of great ability and considerable accomplishment in different fields of science, including Faraday, Kelvin, and Arrhenius, took note of the problem.


Ball Lightning Explanation

Author by : Clint Seward
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Description : Ball Lightning is a natural phenomenon that is often associated with lightning. This book provides an explanation of Ball Lightning and includes the first report of an observation of Ball Lightning while it is forming. This book also describes potential clean energy technologies that will be possible based on this explanation.


Ball Lightning

Author by : Cixin Liu
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Description : From the New York Times bestselling author of the Three-Body Trilogy, Cixin Liu's Ball Lightning is the story of what happens when the beauty of scientific inquiry runs up against the drive to harness new discoveries with no consideration of their possible consequences. When Chen’s parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of this mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station. The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier. While Chen’s quest for answers gives purpose to his lonely life, it also pits him against soldiers and scientists with motives of their own: a beautiful army major with an obsession with dangerous weaponry, and a physicist who has no place for ethical considerations in his single-minded pursuit of knowledge. "Wildly imaginative."—Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem trilogy Tor books by Cixin Liu The Remembrance of Earth's Past #1 The Three-Body Problem #2 The Dark Forest #3 Death's End At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Ball Lightning And Bead Lightning

Author by : James Barry
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Description : The purpose of this monograph is to review the known physical aspects of two unusual forms of atmospheric luminous phenomena, to deduce their characteristics and properties, and to promote efforts to improve their understanding. These two forms, called ball lightning and bead lightning, have visual images that differ from the linear image associated with normallightning. The terms "balliightning" and "bead lightning" are used to denote atmospheric luminous forms which are occasionally observed and have the geometrie shape suggested by their name. Vet, it is possible that neither phenomenon may in fact be a form of lightning in the sense of a continuous electrical discharge. Bead lightning has been described as the residue of a cloud-to cloud or cloud-to-ground lightning stroke and has the appearance of aseries of luminous balls separated by dark regions, thus resembling astring of pearls, and remains visible for about one second. Ball lightning has been described as a single luminous globe appearing ne ar the ground after a lightning stroke and also remaining visible for about one second. Both phenomena remain visible far longer than normal lightning flashes.


Ball Lightning

Author by : Walther Brand
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Ball Lightning

Author by : Herbert Boerner
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Description : Ball lightning is an enigma. These luminous objects that appear occasionally during thunderstorms and can reach several meters in diameter have been a mystery to science for about 200 years. Despite several thousands of reported observations, their nature is still unknown. In this book, well documented cases of ball lightning are described and used to unravel some aspects of this mysterious form of atmospheric electricity. Throughout the book, the author discusses the various facets of the problem in an accessible but rigorous style, delivering a readable and informative text that will captivate the curious reader. He finally reaches the surprising conclusion that the solution to this puzzle may have been hidden in plain sight for many years. A foreword by Earle Williams, leading lightning researcher at MIT, introduces the book.


Ball Lightning

Author by : Demetrice Freudenburg
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Description : Scientists are extremely familiar with the ball lightning phenomenon. But it is not just a concern of the scientific domain, people could be able to acquire knowledge about the lightning ball, especially with this new theory. To everyone interested in ball lightning, just reading this book and you will find ideas to do a practical experiment that would create ball lightning similar to the natural thing. The theory is all completely new. A main idea is that radio waves can be Polarized a step that goes beyond plane polarization. Where the wave is polarized beyond plane polarization, it is possible to form ball lightning from it.


Ball Lightning

Author by : Donald J. Ritchie
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Answering Questions

Author by : Vella Kerk
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Description : Scientists are extremely familiar with the ball lightning phenomenon. But it is not just a concern of the scientific domain, people could be able to acquire knowledge about the lightning ball, especially with this new theory. To everyone interested in ball lightning, just reading this book and you will find ideas to do a practical experiment that would create ball lightning similar to the natural thing. The theory is all completely new. A main idea is that radio waves can be Polarized a step that goes beyond plane polarization. Where the wave is polarized beyond plane polarization, it is possible to form ball lightning from it.


Science Of Ball Lightning Fire Ball

Author by : Yoshihiko Ōtsuki
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Description : "Papers presented during the First International Symposium on Ball Lightning (Fire Ball) held at Waseda University, Tokyo on July 4-6, 1988"--Pref.


The Taming Of The Thunderbolts

Author by : Cecil Maxwell Cade
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Inside Ball Lightning

Author by : Rainie Oet
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Description : Inside Ball Lightning is a book-length memoir in verse follows the growing distance between poet, Rainie Oet, and their brother Mark over the course of several years around the time of their grandmother's death. It traces a childhood full of competitive chess, Gameboys, ghosts, ESP, and ball lightning. Here, parents' childhoods merge with the poet's in a book that looks back across generations, and looks forward into the continuing implications of the family's immigration experience. Through its masterful craft and stunning attention to detail, Inside Ball Lightning attempts to reconcile terror and love, nostalgia and pain.


Ball Lightning Sneak Peek

Author by : Cixin Liu
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Description : Download a FREE sneak peek of Ball Lightning! "Wildly imaginative." —Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem trilogy A new science fiction adventure from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of the Three-Body Trilogy. When Chen’s parents are incinerated before his eyes by a blast of ball lightning, he devotes his life to cracking the secret of this mysterious natural phenomenon. His search takes him to stormy mountaintops, an experimental military weapons lab, and an old Soviet science station. The more he learns, the more he comes to realize that ball lightning is just the tip of an entirely new frontier. While Chen’s quest for answers gives purpose to his lonely life, it also pits him against soldiers and scientists with motives of their own: a beautiful army major with an obsession with dangerous weaponry, and a physicist who has no place for ethical considerations in his single-minded pursuit of knowledge. Ball Lightning, by award-winning Chinese science fiction author Cixin Liu, is a fast-paced story of what happens when the beauty of scientific inquiry runs up against the drive to harness new discoveries with no consideration of their possible consequences. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Lightning

Author by : Rudolf Heinrich Golde
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Lightning

Author by : Source Wikipedia
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Description : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 58. Chapters: Act of God (film), Aeronomy, Astraphobia, Ball lightning, Bidental, Catatumbo lightning, Counterpoise (ground system), Dirty thunderstorm, Distribution of lightning, Fulgurite, Harvesting lightning energy, Heat lightning, Keraunic level, Keraunography, Kite experiment, Klydonograph, Leader (spark), Lichtenberg figure, Lightning-prediction system, Lightning arrester, Lightning detection, Lightning in religion, Lightning rocket, Lightning rod, Lightning strike, Paleolightning, Radio atmospheric, Relativistic-runaway-electron avalanche, Runaway breakdown, Sprite (lightning), T.E.D.D., Thunderbolt, Upper-atmospheric lightning. Excerpt: Lightning is a massive electrostatic discharge between electrically charged regions within clouds, or between a cloud and the Earth's surface. The charged regions within the atmosphere temporarily equalize themselves through a lightning flash, commonly referred to as a strike if it hits an object on the ground. There are three primary types; from a cloud to itself (intra-cloud or IC); from one cloud to another cloud (CC) and finally between a cloud and the ground (CG). Although lightning is always accompanied by the sound of thunder, distant lightning may be seen but be too far away for the thunder to be heard. Lightning occurs approximately 40-50 times a second worldwide, resulting in nearly 1.4 billion flashes per year. Many factors affect the frequency, distribution, strength, and physical properties of a "typical" lightning flash to a particular region of the world. These factors include ground elevation, latitude, prevailing wind currents, relative humidity, proximity to warm and cold bodies of water, etc. To a certain degree, the ratio between IC, CC and CG lightning may also vary by season in middle latitudes. Sound of a thunderstormBecause human beings are terrestrial and most...


Essays Of An Information Scientist

Author by : Eugene Garfield
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Description : The essays collected in this book represent a significant portion of Garfield's prodigious writing efforts. Originally published in ''Current Comments' the first essay appeared in 1962 and the last in December of 1976. Each one contains Garfield's personal observations about some subject which has caught his sometimes nettlesome attention from scientific research, librarianship, and information science, to business, bureaucracy, politics and friendship.


Physics Uspekhi

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Great Balls Of Fire

Author by : Peter F. Coleman
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Description : The book describes the discovery of a scientific theory for fireball objects seen in the sky including ball lightning and a type of UFO. For centuries these lights have been seen without a satisfactory explanation. Ball lightning is part of that mystery but easily explained by Coleman's vortex fireball theory which hypothesizes the existence of aerial burners in the sky. The theory suggests vortices can combust a fuel within the confines of vortex breakdown of a vortex. This idea was published by the author in scientific sources and has been demonstrated experimentally at a University facility. This could be the definitive solution. Observations are cited from the literature that show that such a previously unrecognised scientific phenomenon does exist. This unified theory clarifies other puzzles such as the Tunguska "meteor" and gives a coherent explanation of ball lightning as a small fiery vortex.


Philosophical Transactions

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Journal Of Meteorology

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Current Trends In International Fusion Research

Author by : Emilio Panarella
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Description : Contains papers from the November 1994 symposium, reflecting both classical and novel concepts. Topics include self-colliding beams as an alternative fusion system, target physics for inertial fusion energy, advanced confinement programs, the inertial electrostatic confinement approach, ignition phy


Ball Lightning Bibliography 1950 1960

Author by : Library of Congress. Science and Technology Division
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Science Digest

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