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Ionosonde.Why are electron density profile expressed in plasma frequency?

I found this image of an electron density profile. ftp://ftp.ngdc.noaa.gov/ionosonde/data/RO041/individual/2021/046/image/RO041_2021046113000_EDP.PNG However, the profile is expressed in terms of &...
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Does an increase in SR lead to an increase in strength and intensity of ionospheric lightning?

As explained in the following document: ELF Electromagnetic Waves from Lightning: The Schumann Resonances Upper-Atmosphere phenomena like Sprites and Elves can be recorded with extremely low frequency ...
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How do thunderstorms generate ionospheric potential?

In all the explanations of how global electric circuit on Earth works, I've always encountered statements like "thunderstorms generate ionospheric potential" (which is about 250 kV). E.g. here: https:...