AE001:
Thunderstorm Electrification and Lightning





Session ID#: 24162

Session Description:
Capabilities for observing and modeling lightning and thunderstorm electrification have improved considerably in recent years. Interferometers, Lightning Mapping Arrays, long-range lightning detection, high-speed video, polarimetric radars, and in situ measurements have provided critical new information concerning lightning physics and the storm properties that affect electrification processes and lightning production. Computational advances have enabled increasingly sophisticated models treating these phenomena. These advances also have led to new lightning climatologies, to new approaches forecasting lightning occurrence, and to new methods for assimilating lightning observations into numerical weather prediction models. This session topic invites abstracts dealing with any of these themes. Abstracts describing the development of related observing technologies and computer algorithms also are invited.
Primary Convener:  Donald R MacGorman, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK, United States
Convener:  Kristin M Calhoun, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, OK, United States

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

3304 Atmospheric electricity [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3324 Lightning [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3360 Remote sensing [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3394 Instruments and techniques [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Donald R MacGorman, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK, United States, Alexander Eddy, University of Oklahoma and NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, OK, United States, Earle R Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States and Kristin M Calhoun, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, OK, United States
Xuan-Min Shao, Cheng Ho, Michael Caffrey, Paul Graham, Haynes Haynes and Brenda Dingus, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Xiushu Qie1, Yunjiao Pu2, Rubin Jiang2, Mingyuan Liu2 and Zhuling Sun2, (1)Insititute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Min-Duan Tzeng, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan and Jen-Ping Chen, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Sampath Asiri Bandara1, Thomas C Marshall2, Sumedhe Karunarathne1, Nilmini Dilrukshi Karunarathne1, Raymond David Siedlecki II1 and Maribeth Stolzenburg3, (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
Kristin M Calhoun, Tiffany Meyer and Darrel Kingfield, University of Oklahoma and NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, OK, United States
Elizabeth DiGangi1, Donald R MacGorman2, Conrad Ziegler3, Daniel Betten4 and Michael I Biggerstaff4, (1)Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, University of Oklahoma and NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK, United States, (2)NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, OK, United States, (3)National Severe Storms Lab Norman, Norman, OK, United States, (4)University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States
Robert H Holzworth II1, Joel A Thornton2, Katrina Virts3 and Todd P Mitchell1, (1)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States
Mitsuteru Sato1, Yukihiro Takahashi2, Kozo Yamashita3, Hisayuki Kubota4, Jun-ichi Hamada5, Eriko Momota1 and Joel Joseph Marciano6, (1)Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, (2)Hokkaido University, Department of Cosmosciences, Sapporo, Japan, (3)Ashikaga Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Ashikaga, Japan, (4)JAMSTEC, Yokosuka, Japan, (5)Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Japan, (6)Advanced Science and Technology Institute, Quezon City, Philippines
Kittanapat Bandholnopparat1, Mitsuteru Sato1, Yukihiro Takahashi2, Toru Adachi3 and Tomoo Ushio4, (1)Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, (2)Hokkaido University, Department of Cosmosciences, Sapporo, Japan, (3)Meteorological Research Institute, Ibaraki, Japan, (4)Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
Eric Defer1, Sylvain Coquillat1, Dominique Lambert1, Jean-Pierre Pinty1, Serge Prieur1, Olivier Caumont2, Laurent Labatut2, Mathieu Nuret2, Patrice Blanchet3, Magalie Buguet3, Philippe Lalande3, Gregory Labrouche4, Stephane Pedeboy5, Jean-Yves Lojou6, Alfons Schwarzenboeck7, Julien Delanoë8, Aurelien Bourdon9 and Laurent Guiraud9, (1)Laboratoire d'Aérologie - Observatoire Midi Pyrénées, Toulouse, France, (2)CNRM UMR 3589 (Météo-France/CNRS), CNRM/GMME/MICADO Météo-France, Toulouse, France, (3)ONERA, Département physique, instrumentation, environnement, espace, Chatillon, France, (4)CIELE, Creteil, France, (5)Météorage, Pau, France, (6)[IS]2, Marseille, France, (7)Laboratoire de Météorologie Physique, University Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France, (8)LATMOS/UVSQ/IPSL/CNRS, Guyancourt, France, (9)SAFIRE, Cugnaux, France
Kozo Yamashita, Ashikaga Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Ashikaga, Japan, Hiroyo Ohya, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan, Yukihiro Takahashi, Hokkaido University, Department of Cosmosciences, Sapporo, Japan and Mitsuteru Sato, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Sarah D Bang and Edward J Zipser, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Soumyajyoti Jana, University of Calcutta, Institute of Radio Physics and Electronic, Kolkata, India, Rohit Chakraborty, National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Gadanki, India and Animesh Maitra, University of Calcutta, Institute of Radio Physics and Electronics, Kolkata, India
Hongbo Zhang1, Mingyuan Liu2, Xiushu Qie2, Gaopeng Lu3, Rubin Jiang2, Zhixiong Chen4, Yanfeng Fan2 and Tianxue Zheng5, (1)Insititute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)IAP Insititute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (3)Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS, Beijing, United States, (4)Key Laboratory of Middle Atmosphere and Global Environment Observation (LAGEO), Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (5)Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China
Olaf Scholten1, Gia Thi Ngoc Trinh1, Brian Hare2, Ute Ebert3, Casper Rutjes4 and LOFAR Cosmic-Ray Key Science Project, (1)University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, (2)University of Florida, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States, (3)Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam, Netherlands, (4)Center for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam, 1098, Netherlands
Zhixiong Chen, Key Laboratory of Middle Atmosphere and Global Environment Observation (LAGEO), Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China and Xiushu Qie, IAP Insititute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Vicente Salinas1, Matthew Brothers1, Eric C Bruning1 and Edward Mansell2, (1)Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, United States, (2)National Severe Storms Lab Norman, Norman, OK, United States
Richard Sonnenfeld1, Caitano L. da Silva2, Kenneth Eack3, Harald E Edens3, Jacob Harley4, Matthew McHarg4 and Luis Contreras Vidal1, (1)New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, United States, (2)Dartmouth College, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Hanover, NH, United States, (3)New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, United States, (4)US Air Force Academy, USAF Academy, CO, United States
Dipjyoti Mudiar, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India
Brian Hare1, Ute Ebert2, Casper Rutjes2, Olaf Scholten1 and Gia Thi Ngoc Trinh1, (1)University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands, (2)Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jessica Cristina dos Santos Souza1, Rachel I Albrecht1, Timothy J Lang2, Marcelo M Saba3, Tom Alan Warner4 and Carina Schumann5, (1)Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, (2)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)INPE National Institute for Space Research, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, (4)ZT Research, Rapid City, SD, United States, (5)University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Reza Janalizadeh Choobbasti, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States and Victor P Pasko, Penn State Univ, University Park, PA, United States
Alejandro Malagón-Romero, IAA-CSIC, Solar System, Granada, Spain and Alejandro Luque, IAA-CSIC, Granada, Spain
Yanan Zhu1, Vladimir A Rakov2, Manh D Tran2, Michael Stock3, Stan Heckman4, Charlie Liu5, Christopher Sloop4, Douglas M Jordan6, Martin A Uman7, Jaime Caicedo1, Daniel Abrahm Kotovsky1, Robert A Wilkes7, Felipe Lenz Carvalho1, Terry K Ngin8, William R Gamerota1, John Turk Pilkey9 and Brian Hare10, (1)University of Florida, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States, (2)Univ of FL-Elect & Comp Engr, Gainesville, FL, United States, (3)Earth Networks, Germantown, United States, (4)Earth Networks Inc., Germantown, MD, United States, (5)Earth Networks, Germantown, MD, United States, (6)Univ Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States, (7)University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States, (8)Leidos, Arlington, VT, United States, (9)University of Florida, Winter Haven, FL, United States, (10)University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
Jaroslav Jansky, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States and Victor P Pasko, Penn State Univ, University Park, PA, United States
Maribeth Stolzenburg1, Thomas C Marshall1, Sumedhe Karunarathne1 and Richard E Orville2, (1)University of Mississippi Main Campus, University, MS, United States, (2)Texas A & M Univ, College Station, TX, United States
Daniel Abrahm Kotovsky1, Martin A Uman2, Robert Wilkes, Felipe Lenz Carvalho1 and Douglas M Jordan4, (1)University of Florida, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States, (2)University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States, (3)Univ Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States
Robert A Wilkes1, Daniel Abrahm Kotovsky2, Martin A Uman1, Felipe Lenz Carvalho2 and Douglas Jordan3, (1)University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States, (2)University of Florida, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States, (3)Univ Florida, Gainesville, FL, United States
Brody Robert Fuchs, Colorado State University, Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States and Steven A Rutledge, Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Alfred Bing-Chih Chen, Chia-Wen Chuang and Tai-Wei Chiou, NCKU National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Brant Carlson, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI, United States, Nikolai G Lehtinen, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway and Pavlo Kochkin, University of Bergen, Birkeland Centre for Space Science, Bergen, Norway
Paul R Krehbiel, New Mexico Tech, Langmuir Laboratory, Socorro, NM, United States, Danyal Petersen, US Department of State, Washington, DC, United States and Caitano L. da Silva, Dartmouth College, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Hanover, NH, United States
Viswanathan Lakshmi Narayanan, National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Gadanki, India
Ningyu Liu1, Julia Tilles2, Paul R Krehbiel3, Mark A Stanley3, William Rison3, Joseph R Dwyer1, Robert G Brown4 and Jennifer G. Wilson4, (1)University of New Hampshire, Space Science Center (EOS), Department of Physics, Durham, NH, United States, (2)University of New Hampshire, Department of Physics, Durham, NH, United States, (3)New Mexico Tech, Langmuir Laboratory, Socorro, NM, United States, (4)NASA Kennedy Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, FL, United States
Naomi Watanabe1, Amitabh Nag1, Gerhard Diendorfer2, Hannes Pichler2 and Wolfgang Schulz2, (1)Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, United States, (2)Austrian Lightning Detection and Information System, Vienna, Austria
Julia Tilles1, Paul R Krehbiel2, Mark A Stanley2, William Rison2, Fanchao Lyu3, Steve Cummer3, Ningyu Liu1, Joseph R Dwyer1, Robert G Brown4 and Jennifer G. Wilson4, (1)University of New Hampshire, Space Science Center (EOS), Department of Physics, Durham, NH, United States, (2)New Mexico Tech, Langmuir Laboratory, Socorro, NM, United States, (3)Duke University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Durham, NC, United States, (4)NASA Kennedy Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, FL, United States
Levi Boggs1, Ningyu Liu2, Matthew Austin3, Fernando Aguirre3, Julia Tilles4, Amitabh Nag5, Steven M Lazarus6 and Hamid Rassoul7, (1)Florida Institute of Technology, Physics and Space Sciences, Melbourne, FL, United States, (2)University of New Hampshire, Space Science Center (EOS), Department of Physics, Durham, NH, United States, (3)Florida Institute of Technology, Department of Physics, Melbourne, FL, United States, (4)University of New Hampshire, Department of Physics, Durham, NH, United States, (5)Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, United States, (6)Florida Inst Tech, Ocean Engineering and Sciences, Melbourne, FL, United States, (7)Florida Inst Tech, Melbourne, FL, United States
Jacob Harley, US Air Force Academy, Department of Physics, USAF Academy, CO, United States, Matthew McHarg, US Air Force Academy, USAF Academy, CO, United States, H C Stenbaek-Nielsen, Geophysical Institute UAF, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Ryan K Haaland, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, United States, Richard Sonnenfeld, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, United States, Harald E Edens, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, United States, Steve Cummer, Duke University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Durham, NC, United States, Jeff L Lapierre, Earth Networks Inc., Research and Development, Germantown, MD, United States and Sally Maddocks, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, United States
Rachel I Albrecht1, Scott E Giangrande2, Dié Wang2, Carlos A. Morales1, Luiz Machado3, Rebeca F. O. Pereira1 and Maria A. F. Silva Dias1, (1)Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, (2)Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, United States, (3)INPE National Institute for Space Research, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
Yasuhide Hobara1, Shintaro Kono1, Tetsuya Ogawa1, Stan Heckman2, Michael Stock2 and Charlie Liu2, (1)University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan, (2)Earth Networks Inc., Germantown, MD, United States
Oscar A Van Der Velde, Joan Montanya and Jesús A López, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
Rizwin Mohammed, TKM College of Engineering, Kerala, India, Sebin Sabu, TKM College of Engineering, Kollam, India, Nora Elizabeth Joby, National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kozhikode, India and Premlet B, MES College of Engineering, Kollam, India
Maayan Harel, Tel Aviv University, Geosciences, Tel Aviv, Israel and Colin Gregory Price, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Deepak Aryal, Tribhuvan University, Central Department of Hydrology and Mereorology, Kathmandu, Nepal