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Discovery of intense gamma-ray flashes of atmospheric origin

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Earth atmosphere.,
  • Gamma Ray Observatory.,
  • Gamma rays.,
  • Gas detectors.,
  • Photons.,
  • Upper atmosphere.

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    Other titlesDiscovery of intense gamma ray flashes of atmospheric origin.
    StatementG.J. Fishman ... [et al.].
    SeriesNASA-TM -- 110853., NASA technical memorandum -- 110853.
    ContributionsFishman, Gerald J. 1943-, United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15421579M

    They produce brief, intense, flashes of gamma radiation for a few seconds that completely overwhelm every other gamma-ray source in the sky, including the Sun. A gamma-ray burst is so powerful that in a matter of seconds it releases energy equal to all of the Sun's . Radioactivity had been discovered by Henry Becquerel. Properties of radiations were studied in detail by Rutherford. He had discovered that the radioactive substances emitted positively charged particles and negatively charged particles, and had n.   Scientists study terrestrial gamma-ray flashes produced by tropical storms As tropical systems grow in size and strength, their clouds are pushed higher into the atmosphere where intense.


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Get this from a library. Discovery of intense gamma-ray flashes of atmospheric origin. [Gerald J Fishman; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.;].

For gamma-ray bursts of cosmic origin, see Gamma-ray burst. Artist's conception of gamma-ray flash and related phenomena. The red dots show some of the ~ terrestrial gamma-ray flashes daily detected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope through A terrestrial gamma-ray flash (TGF) is a burst of gamma rays produced in Earth's atmosphere.

The outbursts, called terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs), were discovered in by NASA's Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory, which operated until TGFs occur unpredictably and fleetingly, with durations less than a thousandth of a second, and remain poorly understood.

Discovery of terrestrial gamma-ray flashes M. Marisaldi - Vulcano WS Fishman et al., Science () Inan et al., GRL () • Energy > 1 MeV, harder than GRBs • Very bright, ~1ms duration • Associated to lightning 8 Seminal paper by G.J.

Fishman et al., “Discovery of Intense Gamma-Ray Flashes of Atmospheric Origin”, Science (). History of discovery. The first gamma ray source to be discovered was the radioactive decay process called gamma this type of decay, an excited nucleus emits a gamma ray almost immediately upon formation.

Paul Villard, a French chemist and physicist, discovered gamma radiation inwhile studying radiation emitted from d knew that his described radiation was more.

[1] Increases of environmental gamma‐ray dose which seem to originate from lightning activity were observed around a nuclear facility in Japan. Dose increases measured by. – Kelbesadel, Strong & Olson announce the discovery of Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) of cosmic origin. Their discovery paper is based on observations made from to via detectors aboard the Vela 5a,b and 6a,b satellites.

↑ Fishman G. et al Discovery of Intense Gamma-Ray Flashes of Atmospheric OriginScience,Vol.pp. – PEER REVIEWED ↑ Feng H., Li T. P., et al Temporal and spectral properties of gamma-ray flashesGeophysical Research Letters, Vol Issue 3, pp.

PEER REVIEWED FULL TEXT. A portion of the gamma ray data returned to Earth from CGRO contained events with millisecond durations, hard spectra, and energy ranges extending above several hundred keV.

Analysis eventually led Fishman et al. to conclude that gamma ray flashes were not of extraterrestrial origin; rather, they emanated from Earth.

The initial investigation Cited by: 4. [1] During its 9‐year lifetime in orbit, the Burst and Transient Source Experiment (BATSE) detector, aboard the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO) spacecraft, observed a total of 76 terrestrial gamma ray flashes (TGFs).

Of these, simultaneous broadband ELF/VLF data from Palmer Station, Antarctica, were found to be available for six new TGF cases in addition to two previously reported Cited by: Discovery of Gamma Rays Antoine Henri Becquerel. Gamma rays were discovered shortly after discovery of X-rays.

InFrench scientist Henri Becquerel discovered that uranium minerals could expose a photographic plate through another material. Becquerel presumed that uranium emitted some invisible light similar to X-rays, which were recently discovered by en.

X-rays and gamma rays are the shorter wavelength or, equivalently, the higher-energy side of the electromagnetic spectrum. The separation of these two bands is quite conventional: X-rays Discovery of intense gamma-ray flashes of atmospheric origin book considered to have an energy from that of ultraviolet light to the binding energy of inner electronic shells of atoms, whereas above this value there are gamma rays which, broadly speaking, are produced by.

Time evolution of terrestrial gamma ray flashes. (), Discovery of intense gamma-ray flashes of. atmospheric origin, Science,in the atmospheres of the Jovian planets. The study of gamma-ray flashes from Venus will also be reviewed. Acknowledgments and References Bagheri, M., and J.

Dwyer (), An investigation of the possibility of detecting gamma-ray flashes originating from the atmosphere of Venus, J. Geophys. Res. by gamma-ray emission.

The fraction of decays that is accompanied by the emission of a specific energy gamma ray is called the branching intensity.

For example, the most intense gamma ray emitted by Uhas an energy of keV and a branching intensity of 54~0. Uranium decays by alpha-particle emission with a half-life ofFile Size: 1MB.

DARPA “Project NIMBUS” says: DARPA-BAA mirrored from DARPA-BAA DARPA request for Lightning research corporate partners. Location: The United States is home to thunderstorms of various type, duration, scale and intensity. This program would like to capitalize on the unique geographic features of various locations across the CONUS that offer an increased likelihood.

The primary research interests of Dr. Michael S. Briggs are Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) and Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs). He has worked on GRBs since arriving in Huntsville, Alabama in soon after the launch of the Burst and Transient Source Experiment (BATSE) on the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory (CGRO).

By Dr. Jay L. Wile. Dec.7, Note from Pastor Kevin Lea: Finally secular scientists have caught up with what Dr. Walt Brown has been explaining since when he added a chapter on the Origin of Earth’s Radioactivity in his on-line book, In the Beginning – Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood.

The Nature magazine article which originally broke this news includes the statement. A collimated gamma-ray telescope on board OSO-7 (Wheaton et al.

) was also able to confirm a direction to one of the events, supporting the original conclusions of cosmic origin. These confirming results, published close on the heels of the original discovery, gave the whole scenario an aura of enhanced mystery.

Discovery of intense gamma-ray flashes of atmospheric origin / G.J. Fishman [et al.] Fishman, Gerald J. (Gerald Jay), [ Government publication, Microform, Book: ] At National Library. This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 50,) Gamma radiation background measurements from Spacelab 2 / William S.

Paciesas, John. Fishman GJ, Bhat PN, Mallozzi R, Horack JM, Koshut T, Kouveliotou C, Pendleton GN, Meegan CA, Wilson RB, Paciesas WS, Goodman SJ, Christian HJ () Discovery of intense gamma-ray flashes of atmospheric origin.

Science – Google Scholar. Objectives Advance the understanding of particle acceleration and radiation transport in thunderstorms, which have only recently been understood to generate both intense flashes and continuous glows of ionizing radiation.

Thunderstorms are the most powerful natural accelerators on Earth. Address questions of the intensity distribution; the altitude range of the origin of the.

This article proposes an explanation for High-Energy Atmospheric phenomena through the frames of Hypersphere World-Universe Model (WUM).

In WUM, Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Flashes (TGFs) are, in fact, Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs). The spectra of TGFs at very high energies are explained by Dark Matter particles annihilation in Geocorona.

Lightning initiation problem is solved by GRBs that slam Author: Vladimir S. Netchitailo. Vol.No.Published by: American Association for the Advancement of Science. Atmospheric Scientists Puzzle Over High-Altitude Flashes. Discovery of Intense Gamma-Ray Flashes of Atmospheric Origin.

Natural sources of gamma rays on Earth include gamma decay from naturally occurring radioisotopes such as potassium, and also as a secondary radiation from various atmospheric interactions with cosmic ray particles. Some rare terrestrial natural sources that produce gamma rays that are not of a nuclear origin, are lightning strikes and terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, which produce high.

flashes have been identified in association with RHESSI events in the latter study. [19] The remainder of this paper is concerned with an explanation for why intracloud flashes may be necessary for the satellite-detected gamma rays.

Gamma Ray Survival From Thunderstorm to Satellite [20] The interaction of gamma rays with atmospheric airFile Size: 2MB. Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are bright flashes of gamma rays coming from the cosmos.

They occur roughly once per day, typically last for tens of seconds, and are the most luminous events in the universe. More than three decades after their discovery, and after pioneering advances from space and ground experiments, they still remain by: Downward gamma ray bursts of atmospheric origin in the MeV energy range were observed for the first time.

The measurements were carried out on ground (at m above sea level) with a NaI(T1)   Gamma-rays coming from space are mostly absorbed by the Earth's gamma-ray astronomy could not develop until it was possible to get our detectors above all or most of the atmosphere, using balloons or spacecraft.

The first gamma-ray telescope carried into orbit, on the Explorer 11 satellite inpicked up fewer than cosmic gamma-ray photons. When any effort to acquire a system of laws or knowledge focusing on an astr, aster, or astro, that is, any natural body in the sky especially at night, discovers an entity emitting, reflecting, or fluorescing gamma rays, succeeds even in its smallest measurement, gamma-ray astronomy is the name of the effort and the result.

Once an entity, source, or object has been detected as emitting. An overview of gamma rays from space is presented. We highlight the most powerful astrophysical explosions, known as gamma-ray bursts.

The main features observed in detectors onboard satellites are indicated. In addition, we also highlight a chronological description of the efforts made to observe their high energy counterpart at ground by: 1. Gamma rays are produced in the disintegration of radioactive atomic nuclei and in the decay of certain subatomic commonly accepted definitions of the gamma-ray and X-ray regions of the electromagnetic spectrum include some wavelength overlap, with gamma-ray radiation having wavelengths that are generally shorter than a few tenths of an angstrom (10 −10 metre) and gamma.

Gamma-ray photons have the highest energy in the EMR spectrum and their waves have the shortest wavelength. Scientists measure the energy of photons in electron volts (eV).

X-ray photons have energies in the range eV toeV (or keV). Gamma-ray. Gamma-rays coming from space are mostly absorbed by the Earth's gamma-ray astronomy could not develop until it was possible to get our detectors above all or most of the atmosphere, using balloons or spacecraft.

The first gamma-ray telescope carried into orbit, on the Explorer XI satellite inpicked up fewer than cosmic gamma-ray photons. About a thousand times a day, thunderstorms fire off fleeting bursts of some of the highest-energy light naturally found on Earth.

These events, Author: Francis Reddy. This website was built by Isaac Shivvers, while getting his Ph.D in astrophysics at UC Berkeley. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments at @srevvihsi. The GRB data behind this site was assembled from NASA's Gamma-Ray Burst Catalog, the SWIFT Gamma-Ray Burst Table, and the FERMI Gamma-Ray Burst Catalog.

breakthrough to determine the site and the physics of the gamma-ray burst phenomenon. Here we report the discovery in the X-ray band of the first afterglow of a gamma-ray burst. It was detected and quickly positioned by the Beppo-SAX satellite [2] on February 28 (GRB [3]).

The. The discovery of billion-year-old gamma rays emanating from a faraway galaxy has shocked scientists and opened new possibilities into research about how the universe was created. The Telescope Array detected 10 bursts of downward terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs) between andmore events than have been observed in rest of the world combined.

They are the first. Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs for short) are brief flashes of high-energy radiation that appear on average about once a day at an unpredictable time from unpredictable directions in the sky.

Since their discovery (by accident) in the late 's, several thousand bursts have been detected, most of them with BATSE, the Burst and Transient Source. Gamma-ray bursts are intense flashes of gamma rays that occur uniformly across the sky and are of unknown origin. The energy of just one of these bursts has been calculated to be more than 1, times the energy that our Sun will generate in its entire ten-billion-year lifetime.Ogawa () has presented an equivalent circuit, with resistors and capacitances, for the global electric circuit.

This has been made more explicit in Fig. 5 of Rycroft et al. (), with the ionosphere as a positively charged plate of a spherical capacitor and the Earth's surface as the negatively charged plate. Fig. 1 is an updated version of the circuit, which includes some new generators Cited by: Another critical discovery came in when Victor Hess was conducting an atmospheric electricity experiment to study radioactive ions in the air.

Using a balloon experiment, he found that the conductivity increased with altitude rather than the expected decrease, thus leading to the discovery of cosmic radiation (Hess, ).