High-resolution Observations and Modeling of Physical Phenomena Involved in Cloud Electrification and Lightning

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Session ID#: 24010

Session Description:
Cloud electrification and lightning involve complex physical phenomena that manifest across a multitude of spatial and temporal scales. In order to properly observe or simulate these phenomena, researchers often make use of high-resolution approaches such as high-speed photography, spectroscopy, and videography; multi-dimensional mapping of lightning flashes using radio-frequency emissions; cloud-resolving atmospheric models coupled with electrification schemes; and complex physical models of subatomic particle motion and collisions. Unfortunately, results from these approaches are often difficult to present easily in traditional conference formats such as slide-based talks (which limit interactivity) and static posters. Therefore, this session is intended for cloud electrification and lightning studies that would benefit from a non-traditional presentation format that improves the ability to interactively present complex scientific results. Studies focusing on all aspects of lightning physics and cloud electrification are highly encouraged, particularly if they are best communicated through frequent use of video, animations, and other advanced visualizations.
Primary Convener:  Timothy J Lang, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States
Convener:  Maribeth Stolzenburg, University of Mississippi Main Campus, University, MS, United States

  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • NH - Natural Hazards
Index Terms:

3304 Atmospheric electricity [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3314 Convective processes [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Manh D Tran and Vladimir A Rakov, Univ of FL-Elect & Comp Engr, Gainesville, FL, United States
Edward Mansell, National Severe Storms Laboratory Norman, Norman, OK, United States and Alexandre O Fierro, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, OK, United States
Yunjiao Pu1, Xiushu Qie2, Zhuling Sun1, Rubin Jiang2, Mingyuan Liu2 and Hongbo Zhang2, (1)Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)IAP Insititute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Michael Stock, Earth Networks Inc., Ibaraki, Japan and Jeff L Lapierre, Earth Networks Inc., Research and Development, Germantown, MD, United States
Nora Elizabeth Joby1, Sebin Sabu2, Srichitra S2 and Premlet B3, (1)National Institute of Technology Calicut, Calicut, India, (2)TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, India, (3)MES College of Engineering, Kollam, India