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FORTE


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(Fast On-orbit Recording of Transient Events)

A US military satellite designed to detect electromagnetic radiation from clandestine nuclear tests that has provided some fundamental information about lightning and trans-ionospheric pulse pairs. FORTE's results indicate that there is more inter-cloud lightning over the oceans than previously thought, and that lightning is a significant source of ozone in the upper troposphere.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.


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