Gladysheva, O.G. Atmospheric Discharge as a Source of Emission during the Tunguska Disaster // Geomagnetizm and Aeronomy 49(3). 397–404. 2009. doi: 10.1134/S0016793209030141
Based on the fact that such events as an explosion of the Tunguska cosmic body, which caused the fall of trees in a wide area and the release of radiant energy during the Tunguska disaster, proved to be separated not only in space but also in time, it is concluded that these events are interrelated but different. The assumption is justified that the emission during the Tunguska disaster was caused by the atmospheric discharge at altitudes of 10–90 km above the Earth’s surface. The emission energy, released during this discharge, could reach ~1010 J.