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On the Statistics of Lightning Strikes into Towers and Antenna Masts Measured by LINET

Schmidt, Kersten and Betz, Hans-Dieter and Würl, Andreas (2010) On the Statistics of Lightning Strikes into Towers and Antenna Masts Measured by LINET. EGU General Assembly 2010, 2.-7. May 2010, Vienna, Austria.

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Abstract

The European lightning detection network LINET, which has been operated and expanded since May 2006, can very accurately detect lightning activity over most parts of Europe. To test the location accuracy we investigated lightning strikes into elevated structures like radio or TV towers, masts or high-rise buildings. Locations of more than one hundred structures were determined and occurrence of lightning strikes at or close to these positions were analyzed for a period of three years. During summer thunderstorms lightning strikes were distributed more uniformly, but during the winter month single "hot spots" around the selected objects were detectable. The position of registered strokes relating to the location of the objects were analyzed for the time period from October to March. At some sites a systematic location offset was found, probably caused by inhomogeneous propagation conditions, requiring certain network corrections. The mean distance before and after correction have been calculated for each structure.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:On the Statistics of Lightning Strikes into Towers and Antenna Masts Measured by LINET
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Schmidt, Kerstenkersten.schmidt@dlr.de
Betz, Hans-DieterLMU München
Würl, Andreasnowcast GmbH
Date:May 2010
Keywords:lightning location, LINET, tower strikes statistics
Event Title:EGU General Assembly 2010
Event Location:Vienna, Austria
Event Type:international Conference, Conference
Event Dates:2.-7. May 2010
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:L VU - Air Traffic and Environment (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L VU - Air Traffic and Environment
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Air Traffic and Weather (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Cloud Physics and Traffic Meteorology
Deposited By: Kersten Schmidt
Deposited On:13 Dec 2010 13:02
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:08

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