Honors College Research

Document Type

Research Paper

Date of Completion

Spring 4-27-2018

Project Type

Honors Capstone


Engineering & Physics

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Lambert Murray

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Steven Barber


There is a significant correlation between atmospheric electrification via thunderstorms and the occurrence of large emissions of x-ray and gamma ray radiation known as Terrestrial Gamma Ray Flashes (TGFs). Some physical phenomenon may be explained by either the RREA or Thermal Runaway models, but the scientific community as a whole is still largely at work on the theoretical frameworks.

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