Articles | Volume 11, issue 15
Research article
03 Aug 2011
Research article |  | 03 Aug 2011

Relativistic electron beams above thunderclouds

M. Füllekrug, R. Roussel-Dupré, E. M. D. Symbalisty, J. J. Colman, O. Chanrion, S. Soula, O. van der Velde, A. Odzimek, A. J. Bennett, V. P. Pasko, and T. Neubert

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