Articles | Volume 36, issue 2
Regular paper
09 Mar 2018
Regular paper |  | 09 Mar 2018

Relationship between ionospheric plasma bubble occurrence and lightning strikes over the Amazon region

Jonas Sousasantos, José Humberto Andrade Sobral, Esfhan Alam Kherani, Marcelo Magalhães Fares Saba, and Diovane Rodolfo de Campos

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Short summary
Short summary
The relationship between the tropospheric convection and the ionospheric phenomenology have been investigated in recent decades. In this work a relation between the lightning strike activity and the characteristics of the equatorial spread-F events is analyzed over the Brazilian region, and the results seem to support the hypothesis of some indirect interrelationship between both distinct phenomena.