cloud discharge

cloud discharge

[′klau̇d ′dis‚chärj]
(geophysics)
A lightning discharge occurring between a positive charge center and a negative charge center, both of which lie in the same cloud. Also known as cloud flash; intracloud discharge.
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The latter can be divided into two major classifications: cloud-to-ground discharges that have at least one channel connecting the cloud to the ground, and cloud discharges that have no channels to ground.