The relationship between the background and transient signals in Schumann resonances
Two distinct measures of the Earth's Schumann resonances -- the background and the transients -- are studied through comparisons at the mesoscale and at the continental scale. A rough proportionality is shown between the far more abundant afternoon lightning activity and the larger positive mesoscale discharges that make sprites and simultaneously ring the Earth- ionosphere cavity to levels higher than the integration of all other lightnings.