Articles | Volume 34, issue 2
Regular paper
03 Feb 2016
Regular paper |  | 03 Feb 2016

Generation of a severe convective ionospheric storm under stable Rayleigh–Taylor conditions: triggering by meteors?

M. C. Kelley and R. R. Ilma

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