Articles | Volume 22, issue 12
Research article
20 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 20 Jun 2022

Continental thunderstorm ground enhancement observed at an exceptionally low altitude

Ivana Kolmašová, Ondřej Santolík, Jakub Šlegl, Jana Popová, Zbyněk Sokol, Petr Zacharov, Ondřej Ploc, Gerhard Diendorfer, Ronald Langer, Radek Lán, and Igor Strhárský


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-125', Ashot Chilingarian, 05 Apr 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Ivana Kolmasova, 21 Apr 2022
      • RC2: 'Reply on AC1', Ashot Chilingarian, 21 Apr 2022
  • EC1: 'Comment on acp-2022-125', Heini Wernli, 21 Apr 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on acp-2022-125', Martino Marisaldi, 06 May 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC3', Ivana Kolmasova, 21 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Ivana Kolmasova on behalf of the Authors (21 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 May 2022) by Heini Wernli
RR by Martino Marisaldi (03 Jun 2022)
RR by Ashot Chilingarian (03 Jun 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Jun 2022) by Heini Wernli
AR by Ivana Kolmasova on behalf of the Authors (05 Jun 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Gamma ray radiation related to thunderstorms was previously observed at the high-altitude mountain observatories or on the western coast of Japan, usually being terminated by lightning discharges. We show unusual observations of gamma rays at an altitude below 1000 m, coinciding with peculiar rapid variations in the vertical electric field, which are linked to inverted intracloud lightning discharges. This indicates that a strong, lower positive-charge region was present inside the thundercloud.
Final-revised paper