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The planetary rate of sprite events


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Ignaccolo, M., Farges, T., Mika, A., Allin, T. H., Chanrion, O., Blanc, E., Neubert, T., Fraser-Smith, A. C. and Fullekrug, M., 2006. The planetary rate of sprite events. Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (11), L11808.

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Abstract

We propose a new formula to calculate the planetary rate of sprite events, based on observations with sprite detectors. This formula uses the number of detected sprites, the detection efficiency and the false alarm rate of the detector and spatial and temporal effectiveness functions. The role of these elements in the formula is discussed for optical and non-optical recordings. We use the formula to calculate an average planetary rate of sprite events of similar to 2.8 per minute with an accuracy of a factor similar to 2 - 3 by use of observations reported in the literature. The proposed formula can be used to calculate the occurrence rate of any physical event detected by remote sensing.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsIgnaccolo, M., Farges, T., Mika, A., Allin, T. H., Chanrion, O., Blanc, E., Neubert, T., Fraser-Smith, A. C. and Fullekrug, M.
DOI10.1029/2005gl025502
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Electronic & Electrical Engineering
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code5810
Additional InformationID number: ISI:000238217800002

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