BALL LIGHTNING RESEARCH PAPERS
1996 Bill Beaty
Int'l J. Unconventional EM and Plasma V3 N1-2 2011
Vol 1 has papers on unconventional plasmas (UP presented in Eindhoven 2006,
Vol 2 contains papers on ball lightning (BL) also presented in Eindhoven in 2006,
Vol 3 has papers from BL/UP sessions at the AIS-I meeting in Kaliningrad in 2008,
Vol 4 contains papers from the BL/UP sessions at AIS-II in Kaliningrad in 2010.
Science of Ball Lightning 1988 Waseda Univ. Y.H.Ohtsuki, ed.
International Symposium on Ball Lightning
Pub: World Scientific, 1989, Teaneck, NJ
A collection of papers from a recent symposium. I was particularly
fascinated by the large number of videotapes of BL made by the public
in Japan, where camcorders are apparently more common than in the US.
KL Corum and JF corum, "Fire Balls, Fractals, and Colorado Springs:
A Rediscovery of Tesla's RF Techniques", PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1990
INTERNATIONAL TESLA SYMPOSIUM Pub: International Tesla Society
see also Ball lightning production by a Tesla coil
Corum and Corum reproduce Nikola Tesla's BL production technique!
This type of BL arises when RF arcs with impulsive envelopes
vaporise carbon, and the Corums believe the phenomena to be a sort of
stable combustion process with carbon or copper and ozone, with a
diffusion-limited agglomeration structure (aerogel) which somehow
slows the combustion process. Their 'fireballs' range in size
up to 5cm, last several seconds, change color with time, and some-
times terminate existance with a bang. Numerous photos and video
stillframes of the phenomena.
Tesla's Production of Electric Fireballs Vol.8, No.3, 1989 pp13-18
TESLA COIL BUILDER'S ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER by KL Corum & JF Corum
see: "Tesla's production of electric fireballs"
"Ball Lightning" PHYSICAL REVIEW, Vol. 135, No.2A 7/20/64 pp390-396
by D. Finkelstein and J. Rubinstein
Ball Lightning Tech Memorandum from UK department of defense, Feb 2000
BALL LIGHTNING STUDIES.
G.T. Meaden (ed.). 1990. Softback ?5.00.
84 pages, 18 illustrations plus 1 colour plate. ISBN 0 9510590 6 8
Artetech Publishing Co.
Special edition of the Journal of Meteorology, principally composed of
ball lightning reports and other lightning events.
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PROCEEDINGS: FOURTH TORRO CONFERENCE: BALL LIGHTNING
M. Stenhoff (ed.). 1992. Softback ?10.00 now out of print
88 pages, 9 illustrations. TORRO Ball Lightning Division.
Proceedings of the fourth TORRO conference, on ball lightning, held at
Oxford in 1992.
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