Subj: Lightning-Like Electrical
Discharges...Orbit On-Target Again
Date: 9/7/00 2:58:44 PM Pacific Daylight Time
From: email@example.com (James Cleland)
(9/7/00 Kent, you might want to put this along with the stuff from those people who were brave enough to risk derision by posting the fact that they are seeing anomalous "lightning". This is the kind of "smoking gun" confirmation that they were not just seeing normal horizontal lightning. I believe that it is very important that Orbit's Subscribers receive the kind of validation they deserve)
GLOBAL CHANGE AND RECENT ORBIT OBSERVATIONS
OF LIGHTNING-LIKE DISCHARGES
(ALONG WITH GRAVITY WAVES, NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS, MESOSPHERIC ECHOES AND SODIUM LAYERS)
It looks like Orbit Subscribers are not the only people paying attention to all that new funny "lightning", IT TURNS OUT THAT WE WERE RIGHT, ALL ALONG. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK:
"Over the next several years, CEDAR studies will focus on scientific areas that have become most important to Global Change. An example of studies of these processes lies in the middle atmosphere, including gravity waves and tides, Arctic noctilucent clouds, polar mesospheric summer echoes, and sodium layers. There will be expanded studies in electrodynamic coupling between atmospheric layers, spurred on by recent observations of lightning-like electrical discharges in the middle atmosphere above thunderstorms. New instrumental techniques, including lidars and innovative optical and radiowave methods, will better enable CEDAR objectives. An upgrade to the incoherent scatter radars will allow higher time resolution and more extended altitude coverage. We will continue efforts to cluster instruments at facilities, especially the Polar Cap Observatory, where many strategic measurements are needed. Information highways and advanced communications protocols will improve access to CEDAR data and real-time experiment modeling."
Comment: Who is CEDAR, and what exactly are "strategic measurements"?