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A parameterization of long-continuing-current (LCC) lightning in the lightning submodel LNOX (version 3.0) of the Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy, version 2.54)

Pérez-Invernón, Francisco J. and Huntrieser, Heidi and Jöckel, Patrick and Gordillo-Vázquez, Francisco J. (2022) A parameterization of long-continuing-current (LCC) lightning in the lightning submodel LNOX (version 3.0) of the Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy, version 2.54). Geoscientific Model Development, 15 (4), pp. 1545-1565. Copernicus Publications. doi: 10.5194/gmd-15-1545-2022. ISSN 1991-959X.

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.5194/gmd-15-1545-2022

Abstract

Lightning flashes can produce a discharge in which a continuing electrical current flows for more than 40 ms. Such flashes are proposed to be the main precursors of lightning-ignited wildfires and also to trigger sprite charges in the mesosphere. However, lightning parameterizations implemented in global atmospheric models do not include information about the continuing electrical current of lashes. The continuing current of lightning flashes cannot be detected by conventional lightning location systems. Instead, these so-called long-continuing-current (LCC) flashes are commonly observed by extremely low-frequency (ELF) sensors and by optical instruments located in space. Reports of LCC lightning flashes tend to occur in winter and oceanic thunderstorms, which suggests a connection between weak convection and the occurrence of this type of discharge.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/185400/
Document Type:Article
Title:A parameterization of long-continuing-current (LCC) lightning in the lightning submodel LNOX (version 3.0) of the Modular Earth Submodel System (MESSy, version 2.54)
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Pérez-Invernón, Francisco J.DLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4523-0144
Huntrieser, HeidiDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8046-1859
Jöckel, PatrickDLR, IPAhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8964-1394
Gordillo-Vázquez, Francisco J.CSIC, Glorieta de la Astronomía s/n, Granada, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Date:2022
Journal or Publication Title:Geoscientific Model Development
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:15
DOI :10.5194/gmd-15-1545-2022
Page Range:pp. 1545-1565
Publisher:Copernicus Publications
ISSN:1991-959X
Status:Published
Keywords:lightning flash, lightning parameterisation, updraft
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Atmospheric and climate research
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Trace Species
Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Earth System Modelling
Deposited By: Huntrieser, Dr.rer.nat. Heidi
Deposited On:22 Feb 2022 15:04
Last Modified:22 Feb 2022 15:04

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