What are blue jets?

  • (noun): Atmospheric discharges (lasting 10 msec) bursting from the tops of giant storm clouds in blue cones that widen as they flash upward.
    Synonyms: jets

Some articles on blue jets, blue:

Upper-atmospheric Lightning - Jets - Blue Jets
... Blue jets differ from sprites in that they project from the top of the cumulonimbus above a thunderstorm, typically in a narrow cone, to the lowest levels of the ... to be associated with significant lightning strikes, blue jets do not appear to be directly triggered by lightning (they do, however, appear to relate ... They are also brighter than sprites and, as implied by their name, are blue in color ...
Upper-atmospheric Lightning - Jets - Blue Starters
... Blue starters were discovered on video from a night time research flight around thunderstorms and appear to be "an upward moving luminous phenomenon closely related to blue jets." They appear ... "Blue starters appear to be blue jets that never quite make it," according to Dr ...

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