Incorporating Lightning Flash Data into the WRF-CMAQ Modeling System: Algorithms and Evaluations

Daiwen Kang1, David Wong2, Robert Chad Gilliam3, Kristen Foley4, Shawn Jon Roselle5, Jonathan E. Pleim6 and Rohit Mathur6, (1)US Environmental Protection Agency Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC, United States, (2)Environmental Protection Agency Research Triangle Park, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States, (3)US EPA, Atmospheric Modeling and Analysis Division, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States, (4)EPA, Office of Research and Development, Durham, NC, United States, (5)U.S. EPA, RTP, NC, United States, (6)U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States