thunderstorm charge separation
thunderstorm charge separation[′thən·dər‚stȯrm ′chärj ‚sep·ə‚rā·shən]
The process by which the large electric field found within thunderclouds is generated.
The processes by which particles bearing opposite electrical charges are given the charges and are transported to different regions of the active cloud.
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