streak lightning

streak lightning

[′strēk ‚līt·niŋ]
(geophysics)
Ordinary lightning, of a cloud-to-ground discharge, that appears to be entirely concentrated in a single, relatively straight lightning channel.
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Imagine streak lightning as a bundle of vortex threads, which (under certain conditions) form vortical current tubes.
Let us calculate the rest limit parameters of ball lightning --energy, charge, electric potential of streak lightning required for generation of ball lightning, and its ultimate density: