Lightning discharge

Electrical discharge at a high gas pressure between thunderstorm cloud and the ground. In a channel of lightning, the current intensity can be up to 10,000 A. The plasma and the neutral gas in the lightning channel heat up extremely due to the current flow. The resultant instantaneous extension of the channel of lightning produces the thunder. Recently it was found that lightning discharge also takes place between clouds and the ionosphere.

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