AE002:
Energetic Radiation from Lightning and Thunderstorms





Session ID#: 22836

Session Description:
Highly energetic radiation has been observed in conjunction with thunderstorm electrical activity in recent years, at timescales from microseconds and milliseconds (usually coincident with lightning) to minutes, and from the vantage points of satellites, aircraft, balloon-borne instruments, and instruments on the ground. High-energy electrons, positrons, gamma-rays, and possibly neutrons have been observed, but the physical processes and enabling meteorological contexts involved remain mysteries. We invite experimental, theoretical, and observational contributions investigating all aspects of energetic radiation produced in connection with atmospheric electricity, including terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs), terrestrial electron beams (TEBs), positron and neutron production, high-energy radiation from stepped leaders, runaway relativistic electron avalanche, observations of lightning and thunderstorms associated with energetic radiation, effects of thunderstorm electric fields on cosmic-ray showers, and physical models of radiation production.
Primary Convener:  Brant Carlson, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI, United States
Conveners:  Michael S Briggs, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, Gaopeng Lu, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS, Beijing, United States and Amitabh Nag, Florida Institute of Technology, Physics and Space Science, Melbourne, FL, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • SA - SPA-Aeronomy
Index Terms:

3304 Atmospheric electricity [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3324 Lightning [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
4301 Atmospheric [NATURAL HAZARDS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Sebastien J Celestin1, Jean-Louis Pincon1 and Francois Trompier2, (1)LPC2E, University of Orleans, CNRS, Orleans, France, (2)IRSN, Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety Institute, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
Donald J Pleshinger1, Christopher Adams1, Samer Al-Nussirat2, Shuju Bai3, Yaser Banadaki3, Phillip M Bitzer4, Michael l Cherry1, Jonah Hoffmann1, Ebrahim Khosravi3, Marc Legault5, Mina Orang3, Reniel Rodriguez6, Deirdre Smith7, Jill C. Trepanier8, Anderson Sunda-Meya9 and Natalie Zimmer1, (1)Louisiana State University, Physics & Astronomy, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (2)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Physics, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)Southern University, Computer Science, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (4)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Atmospheric Science, Huntsville, AL, United States, (5)University of Puerto Rico at Bayamon, Physics, Bayamón, PR, United States, (6)University of Puerto Rico at Utuado, Utuado, PR, United States, (7)Louisiana State University, Geography & Anthropology, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (8)Louisiana State University, Geography and Anthropology, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (9)Xavier University of Louisiana, Physics, New Orleans, LA, United States
Brad Joseph Landry1, Daneisha Blair2, Jordan Causey3, Joshua Collins1, Allen Davis3, Victor Fernandez-Kim3, John Kennedy4, Nicholas Pate4, Charles Kearney4, Christopher Schayer5, Elaine Turk3, Michael l Cherry1, Colleen Fava1, Douglas Granger1, Michael Stewart1 and T Gregory Guzik1, (1)Louisiana State University, Physics & Astronomy, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (2)Southern University and A & M College, Physics, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (3)Louisiana State University, Mechanical Engineering, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (4)Louisiana State University, Electrical Engineering, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (5)Louisiana State University, Computer Science, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Thomas C Marshall1, Emily Morgan Smith1, Maribeth Stolzenburg2, Sumedhe Karunarathne1 and Raymond David Siedlecki II1, (1)University of Mississippi Main Campus, University, MS, United States, (2)University of Mississippi, University, MS, United States
Bagrat G Mailyan1, Amitabh Nag1, Martin Joseph Murphy2, Michael S Briggs3, Joseph R Dwyer4, Eric Cramer3, Matthew Stanbro3, Oliver J Roberts5 and Hamid Rassoul1, (1)Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, United States, (2)Vaisala Inc, Louisville, CO, United States, (3)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (4)University of New Hampshire, Space Science Center (EOS), Department of Physics, Durham, NH, United States, (5)Universities Space Research Association, Huntsville, AL, United States
Mahdi Bagheri and Joseph R Dwyer, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Department of Physics, Durham, NH, United States
Fanchao Lyu1, Steve Cummer1, Paul R Krehbiel2, William Rison3, Michael S Briggs4, Eric Cramer4, Oliver Roberts5 and Matthew Stanbro4, (1)Duke University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Durham, NC, United States, (2)New Mexico Tech, Langmuir Laboratory, Socorro, NM, United States, (3)New Mexico Inst Mining & Tech, Socorro, NM, United States, (4)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (5)Universities Space Research Association, Huntsville, AL, United States
Pavlo Kochkin1, David Sarria Sr1, Alexander Van Deursen2, Alte de Boer3, Michiel Bardet3, Cedric Allasia4, Franck Flourens4 and Nikolai Østgaard1, (1)University of Bergen, Birkeland Centre for Space Science, Bergen, Norway, (2)Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, 5612, Netherlands, (3)National Aerospace Laboratory NLR, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (4)Airbus Defence and Space, Toulouse, France
David Sarria, Pavlo Kochkin and Nikolai Østgaard, University of Bergen, Birkeland Centre for Space Science, Bergen, Norway
Caitano L. da Silva1, Robyn M Millan1, David G McGaw1, Christopher T Yu1, Alexander S Putter1, James W Labelle1 and Joseph R Dwyer2, (1)Dartmouth College, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Hanover, NH, United States, (2)University of New Hampshire, Space Science Center (EOS), Department of Physics, Durham, NH, United States
Steven A Cummer1, Fanchao Lyu1, Michael S Briggs2, Eric Cramer2, Matthew Stanbro2, Oliver Roberts3 and David Miles Smith4, (1)Duke University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Durham, NC, United States, (2)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)Universities Space Research Association, Huntsville, AL, United States, (4)Univ of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
John Belz1, Rasha Abbasi1, Paul R Krehbiel2, Ryan LeVon1, Jackson Remington3, William Rison4 and Ronald J Thomas4, (1)University of Utah, Physics Department, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, (2)New Mexico Tech, Langmuir Laboratory, Socorro, NM, United States, (3)Washington, DC, United States, (4)New Mexico Inst Mining & Tech, Socorro, NM, United States
Matthew Stanbro1, Michael S Briggs1, Eric Cramer1, Joseph R Dwyer2 and Oliver Roberts3, (1)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)University of New Hampshire, Space Science Center (EOS), Department of Physics, Durham, NH, United States, (3)Universities Space Research Association, Huntsville, AL, United States
Gregory S Bowers1, David Miles Smith2, Michael McCarthy3, Joseph R Dwyer4, Xuan-Min Shao5 and Brenda Dingus5, (1)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (2)Univ of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (3)Earth & Space Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States, (4)University of New Hampshire, Department of Physics, Space Science Center, Durham, NH, United States, (5)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
David Miles Smith1, Gregory S Bowers2, Masashi Kamogawa3, Michael Stock4, Zen Kawasaki5, Yasuhide Hobara6, Tomoo Ushio7, Stan Heckman4, Steven A Cummer8, Xuan-Min Shao9 and Joseph R Dwyer10, (1)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (2)Univ of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (3)Tokyo Gakugei Univ, Tokyo, Japan, (4)Earth Networks Inc., Germantown, MD, United States, (5)Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, (6)Earth Environment Research Station, The University of Electro-Communications, Chofu, Tokyo, Japan, (7)Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan, (8)Duke University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Durham, NC, United States, (9)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (10)University of New Hampshire, Department of Physics, Space Science Center, Durham, NH, United States
Roberto Mussa, INFN - Sezione di Torino, Torino, Italy and The Pierre Auger Collaboration
Tatsuo Torii, JAEA Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Remote Sensing Div., CLADS, Nucl. Sci. Res. Inst., Tokai-mura, Japan, Yukihisa Sanada, JAEA Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Fukushima Environmental Center, Minamisouma, Japan and Akira Watanabe, Fukushima University, Faculty of Symbiotic Systems Science, Fukushima, Japan
Nikolai Ostgaard1, Hugh J Christian Jr2, J Eric Grove3, Mason Quick4, Samer Al-Nussirat5, Eric A. Wulf3, Georgi Genov1, Kjetil Ullaland6, Pavlo Kochkin7 and Martino Marisaldi1, (1)Birkeland Centre for Space Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, (2)UAH, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)Naval Research Lab DC, Washington, DC, United States, (4)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (5)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Physics, Huntsville, AL, United States, (6)University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, (7)University of Bergen, Birkeland Centre for Space Science, Bergen, Norway
Nikolai G. Lehtinen1, Brant Carlson2, Pavlo Kochkin1 and Nikolai Østgaard1, (1)University of Bergen, Birkeland Centre for Space Science, Bergen, Norway, (2)Carthage College, Kenosha, WI, United States
Yuuki Wada1, Teruaki Enoto2, Yoshihiro Furuta3, Kazuhiro Nakazawa3, Takayuki Yuasa4, Kazufumi Okuda3, Kazuo Makishima4, Toshio Nakano4, Daigo Umemoto5, Harufumi Tsuchiya6 and GROWTH Collaboration, (1)The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, United States, (2)Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, (3)The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, (4)RIKEN, Wako, Japan, (5)RIKEN, Kobe, Japan, (6)JAEA Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Toki, Japan
Kjetil Haakonseth Albrechtsen1, Nikolai Østgaard2, Martino Marisaldi3, Thomas Gjesteland4 and Nini Berge1, (1)University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, (2)University of Bergen, Birkeland Centre for Space Science, Bergen, Norway, (3)Birkeland Centre for Space Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, (4)University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway
Eric S Cramer1, Michael S Briggs1, Matthew Stanbro1, Joseph R Dwyer2, Bagrat G Mailyan3 and Oliver Roberts4, (1)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)University of New Hampshire, Space Science Center (EOS), Department of Physics, Durham, NH, United States, (3)Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, United States, (4)Universities Space Research Association, Huntsville, AL, United States
Alejandro Luque, IAA-CSIC, Granada, Spain
Joseph R Dwyer1, Ningyu Liu2 and Kevin Mohand Ameziane Ihaddadene1, (1)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Department of Physics, Durham, NH, United States, (2)University of New Hampshire, Space Science Center (EOS), Department of Physics, Durham, NH, United States
Samer Alnussirat1, Hugh J Christian Jr2, Gerald J Fishman2 and Jeffrey C Burchfield2, (1)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Physics and Astronomy, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Earth System Science Center, Huntsville, AL, United States
Joan Montanya1, van der Velde Oscar2 and Ferran Fabró Tapia2, (1)Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, (2)Politechnic University of Catalonia, Electrical Engineering, Terrassa, Spain
Kevin Mohand Ameziane Ihaddadene1, Joseph R Dwyer2, Ningyu Liu2 and Sebastien J Celestin3, (1)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Department of Physics, Durham, NH, United States, (2)University of New Hampshire, Space Science Center (EOS), Department of Physics, Durham, NH, United States, (3)CNRS - LPCE, Orleans Cedex 2, France
Christopher Francis Sterpka1, Mahdi Bagheri1, Joseph R Dwyer1, Ningyu Liu2, Kyle Morman1, Jon Leon Gadbois3, Alan Bozarth4, Levi Boggs5, Bagrat G Mailyan6, Amitabh Nag4, Steven M Lazarus7, Matthew Austin8, Fernando Aguirre8, Jeff Colvin9, Vanessa Haley9 and Hamid Rassoul10, (1)University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Department of Physics, Durham, NH, United States, (2)University of New Hampshire, Space Science Center (EOS), Department of Physics, Durham, NH, United States, (3)University of New Hampshire, Physics Department, Durham, NH, United States, (4)Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, United States, (5)Florida Institute of Technology, Physics and Space Sciences, Melbourne, FL, United States, (6)Alikhanian National Laboratory, Yerevan, Armenia, (7)Florida Inst Tech, Ocean Engineering and Sciences, Melbourne, FL, United States, (8)Florida Institute of Technology, Department of Physics, Melbourne, FL, United States, (9)Florida Institute of Technology, Ocean Engineering and Sciences, Melbourne, FL, United States, (10)Florida Inst Tech, Melbourne, FL, United States
Deirdre Smith1, Christopher Adams2, Michael l Cherry2, Samer Al-Nussirat3, Shuju Bai4, Yaser Banadaki4, Phillip M Bitzer5, Jonah Hoffman6, Ebrahim Khosravi4, Marc Legault7, Mina Orang4, Donald J Pleshinger2, Reniel Rodriguez8, Jill C. Trepanier9, Anderson Sunda-Meya10 and Natalie Zimmer2, (1)Louisiana State University, Geography & Anthropology, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (2)Louisiana State University, Physics & Astronomy, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (3)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Physics, Huntsville, AL, United States, (4)Southern University, Computer Science, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (5)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Atmospheric Science, Huntsville, AL, United States, (6)Louisiana State University, Physics and Astronomy, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (7)University of Puerto Rico at Bayamon, Physics, Bayamón, PR, United States, (8)University of Puerto Rico at Utuado, Utuado, PR, United States, (9)Louisiana State University, Geography and Anthropology, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (10)Xavier University of Louisiana, Physics, New Orleans, LA, United States
Jared Fuchs1, Michael S Briggs2 and Peter Jenke1, (1)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)UA Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States
Elena Pradhan1, Michael S Briggs2, Matthew Stanbro3, Eric Cramer3, Stan Heckman4 and Oliver Roberts5, (1)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, United States, (2)UA Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (4)Earth Networks Inc., Germantown, MD, United States, (5)Universities Space Research Association, Huntsville, AL, United States
J Eric Grove1, Eric A. Wulf2, Richard S. Woolf2 and Phillip M Bitzer3, (1)US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Naval Research Lab DC, Washington, DC, United States, (3)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Atmospheric Science, Huntsville, AL, United States
Paul Henry Connell, University of Valencia, Image Processing Laboratory, Astronomy and Space Physics Group, Paterna, Spain
Michael S Briggs1, Oliver Roberts2, Gerard Fitzpatrick2, Matthew Stanbro1, Eric Cramer1, Bagrat G Mailyan3, Sheila McBreen2, Valerie Connaughton4, J Eric Grove5, Alexandre Chekhtman6 and Robert Holzworth7, (1)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, (3)Alikhanian National Laboratory, Yerevan, Armenia, (4)Univ of AL in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (5)Naval Research Lab DC, Washington, DC, United States, (6)George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States, (7)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States
Majid Reza Barghi Sr1, Nicholas Delaney2, Amirhossein Forouzani2, Eric Wells1, Aishni Parab2, David Smith3, Forest Martinez2, Gregory S Bowers4 and John Sample5, (1)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (2)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, United States, (3)University Of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (4)Univ of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (5)Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, United States
John Glen Sample1, David Miles Smith2, Jonathan Johnson3, Charles Varney3, John Gannon3, Scott Hunter4, Jonathan Murtaugh3, James Durtka3, Benjamin Cunningham3 and The LAFTR UCSC team, (1)Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, United States, (2)Univ of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (3)Montana State University, Bozeman, United States, (4)Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID, United States
Sebin Sabu1, Nora Elizabeth Joby2, Ananthakrishnan A1 and Premlet B3, (1)TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, India, (2)National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kozhikode, India, (3)MES College of Engineering, Kollam, India
Ken Watanabe1, Chelsea Atkins1, Hunter Chagnon1, Sofia Alaniz1, Takanori Sakamoto2, Takashi Okajima3, Y Hata2, F Yokosuga2 and A Yamamoto2, (1)Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, United States, (2)Aoyama Gakuin University, Sagamihara, Japan, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Raymond David Siedlecki II1, Thomas C Marshall2, Maribeth Stolzenburg3 and Sumedhe Karunarathne1, (1)University of Mississippi Main Campus, University, MS, United States, (2)Univ Mississippi, University, MS, United States, (3)University of Mississippi, University, MS, United States
Michael l Cherry1, Christopher Adams1, Samer Al-Nussirat2, Shuju Bai3, Yaser Banadaki3, Phillip M Bitzer4, Jonah Hoffmann1, Ebrahim Khosravi3, Marc Legault5, Mina Orang3, Donald J Pleshinger1, Reniel Rodriguez6, Deirdre Smith7, Jill C. Trepanier8, Anderson Sunda-Meya9 and Natalie Zimmer1, (1)Louisiana State University, Physics & Astronomy, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (2)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Physics, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)Southern University, Computer Science, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (4)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Atmospheric Science, Huntsville, AL, United States, (5)University of Puerto Rico at Bayamon, Physics, Bayamón, PR, United States, (6)University of Puerto Rico at Utuado, Utuado, PR, United States, (7)Louisiana State University, Geography & Anthropology, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (8)Louisiana State University, Geography and Anthropology, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (9)Xavier University of Louisiana, Physics, New Orleans, LA, United States
Keaton Thomas Van Eck1, Peter Jenke2, Michael S Briggs2, Jared Fuchs2 and Lucas Capps2, (1)University of Dallas, Physics, Irving, TX, United States, (2)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States