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Instrument: LONG STREAMERS
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Description
LONG STREAMERS are long sinuous channels of very high ion
density that propagates itself through a gas by continual
establishment of an electron avalanche just ahead of its
advancing tip; in lightning discharges; also used to describe a
dropsonde observation when, because of either partial or
complete parachute failure, the descent speed of the dropsonde
exceeds 1500 ft per minute.