AE12A:
The Meteorology and Climatology of Lightning I


Session ID#: 8364

Session Description:
In recent years, lightning observations have been increasingly related to the kinematic and microphysical evolution of thunderstorms, including the risk of severe weather. This approach has also been applied to larger storms, such as mesoscale convective systems/complexes and tropical cyclones. Moreover, lightning has been successfully used to fill gaps in the meteorological observing network, including using lightning to estimate precipitation rate and ingesting lightning observations into data assimilation schemes for numerical weather prediction. Lightning and its relationship to climate and climate change is another active area of study. All of this work has developed in concert with the growth of lightning detection networks in number, resolution, and sensitivity, and in preparation for the launch of new space-based lightning observing systems on the forthcoming GOES-R satellite as well as on the International Space Station. This session solicits abstracts describing research on any of the above topics, as well as related areas.
Primary Convener:  Timothy J Lang, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States
Conveners:  Steven J Goodman, NOAA NESDIS, GOES-R Program Office, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Christopher J Schultz, NASA Marshall Space Flght Ctr, Huntsville, AL, United States
Chairs:  Christopher J Schultz, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States and Steven J Goodman, NOAA NESDIS, GOES-R Program Office, Greenbelt, MD, United States
OSPA Liaison:  Morris Cohen, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Atlanta, United States
Index Terms:

3304 Atmospheric electricity [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3314 Convective processes [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3324 Lightning [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3354 Precipitation [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Rachel I Albrecht1, Steven J Goodman2, Dennis Edward Buechler3, Richard J Blakeslee4 and Hugh J Christian Jr3, (1)Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, (2)NOAA NESDIS, GOES-R Program Office, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (4)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States
Robert H Holzworth II1, James B Brundell2, Michael McCarthy3, Katrina Virts1, Michael L Hutchins1, Abram R Jacobson1 and Stan Heckman4, (1)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, (3)University of Washington, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Seattle, United States, (4)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States
Sarah M. Stough, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, Earth System Science Center, Huntsville, United States, Lawrence D Carey, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Department of Atmospheric Science, Huntsville, AL, United States and Christopher J Schultz, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States
Sarah D Bang, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, United States and Edward J Zipser, University of Utah, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Eric C Bruning1, Samantha Berkseth2, Vicente Salinas3, Vanna Chmielewski1 and Phillip J. Ware4, (1)Texas Tech University, Lubbock, United States, (2)Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, United States, (3)Texas Tech University, Department of Geosciences Atmospheric Science Group, Lubbock, TX, United States, (4)University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States
Kristin M Calhoun, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, United States; University of Oklahoma and NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, United States
Eiichi Yoshikawa1, Satoru Yoshida2, Toru Adachi3, Kenichi Kusunoki2 and Tomoo Ushio4, (1)Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Aeronautical Technology Directorate, Tokyo, Japan, (2)Meteorological Research Institute, Ibaraki, Japan, (3)Meteorological Research Institute, Department of Typhoon and Severe Weather Research, Ibaraki, Japan, (4)Osaka University, Division of Electrical, Electronic, and Infocommunications Engineering, Osaka, Japan