dart leader

dart leader

[′därt ‚lēd·ər]
(geophysics)
The leader which, after the first stroke, initiates each succeeding stroke of a composite flash of lightning. Also known as continuous leader.
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The stepped leader and the dart leader will not be discriminated in this study.
Studies such as Shao [15] have revealed that prior to stepped and dart leaders, several breakdown channels are formed in the cloud, which are not physically connected to the consequent path of the ground-directed leader.
Rassoul, "Chaotic dart leaders in triggered lightning: Electric fields, X-rays, and source locations," Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol.
A dart leader heads from the cloud down the original channel but sometimes forges a different path to the ground, adding a fork to the bolt.
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