gigantic jet

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gigantic jet (plural gigantic jets)

  1. (astronomy, meteorology) an upper atmospheric optical phenomena associated with thunderstorms, a carrot-shaped red sprite that propagates upward from the core of an oceanic thunderstorm
    • 2009, Michael C. Kelley, The earth's ionosphere: plasma physics and electrodynamics[1], Academic Press:
      Gigantic jets appear to provide an electrical connection between cloud tops and the ionosphere.

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