Effect of the Atmospheric Electric Field under a Thundercloud on Tornado Funnel Formation / S. A. Maslov. // Vestnik Moskovskogo Universiteta. Seriya 1. Matematika. Mekhanika. 2017. № 1. P. 57-61 [Moscow Univ. Mech. Bulletin. Vol. 72, N 2, 2017. P. 23-27].

The effect of the atmospheric electric field under a thundercloud on the formation and motion of a tornado funnel is considered. It is shown that the electric force may cause the descent of the developing funnel to the Earth's surface or its ascent back to the thundercloud.

Key words: tornado, thundercloud, atmospheric electric field.

№ 1/2017