Compton scattering in terrestrial gamma-ray flashes detected with the Fermi gamma-ray burst monitor

12 May 2015 Fitzpatrick Gerard Cramer Eric McBreen Sheila Briggs Michael S. Foley Suzanne Tierney David Chaplin Vandiver L. Connaughton Valerie Stanbro Matthew Xiong Shaolin Dwyer Joseph Fishman Gerald J. Roberts Oliver J. von Kienlin Andreas

Terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs) are short intense flashes of gamma rays associated with lightning activity in thunderstorms. Using Monte Carlo simulations of the relativistic runaway electron avalanche (RREA) process, theoretical predictions for the temporal and spectral evolution of TGFs are compared to observations made with the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) on board the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope... (read more)

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