Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Flashes (TGF's)
observed with BATSE
Image courtesy of the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
This page allows you view selected time histories of events known as Terrestrial Gamma Flashes (TGFs). These events were discovered with BATSE (Fishman, G. J. et al., 1994, Science, 264, 1313) to originate from high in the Earth's atmosphere, and are believed to be associated with large thunderstorm activity. The image above is a Red Sprite, thought to be a possible origin of the Gamma Flashes observed with BATSE.
To view event time histories, select a BATSE trigger number, then press one of the buttons at the bottom of the page to select the appropriate dataset. You can choose from several combinations of detectors and energy channels for the time histories of each TGF:
For information about Sprites and Jets, visit Marshall Space Flight Center's Global Hydrology Center, or NASA's Sprites and Jets web page.
Please return to the BATSE Home Page or the Gamma Ray Astrophysics Home Page.