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LIS-LINET Comparison and Polarity of Cloud Strokes in Florida

Höller, Hartmut and Marshall, Thomas and Stolzenburg, Maribeth and Diebel, Sebastian and Betz, Hans-Dieter and Schmidt, Kersten (2011) LIS-LINET Comparison and Polarity of Cloud Strokes in Florida. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 5 - 9, 2011, December 5 - 9, 2011, San Francisco, USA.

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Abstract

During summer 2010 a 7-sensor lightning detection network of type 'LINET' has been installed around KSC in Florida in order to test the detection efficiency of both cloud-to-ground and cloud strokes. The VLF/LF network has 3D capability and, thus, can detect cloud strokes along with their emission heights. Comparison with LDAR2 data revealed that LINET recognized almost all cloud flashes. Additional information can be derived from LIS observations. A significant number of LIS overpasses have been observed and the number of strokes, flashes, and spatial correlations have been analyzed. LINET data from a variety of storms at and near KSC have been inspected and the distribution of emission heights from positive and negative IC strokes was examined. Characteristic structures have been found, which were in good agreement with the corresponding LADR2 source point distributions. The observed performance characteristics of LIS, LINET and LDAR2 are commented.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:LIS-LINET Comparison and Polarity of Cloud Strokes in Florida
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Höller, HartmutUNSPECIFIED
Marshall, Thomas UNSPECIFIED
Stolzenburg, Maribeth UNSPECIFIED
Diebel, Sebastian UNSPECIFIED
Betz, Hans-DieterUNSPECIFIED
Schmidt, Kersten UNSPECIFIED
Date:2011
Status:Published
Keywords:Lightning, Atmospheric electricity, Instruments and techniques
Event Title:AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 5 - 9, 2011
Event Location:San Francisco, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:December 5 - 9, 2011
Organizer:American Geophysical Union (AGU)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Cloud Physics and Traffic Meteorology
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Hartmut Höller
Deposited On:29 Dec 2011 14:20
Last Modified:29 Dec 2011 14:20

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