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Lightning activity over anthropogenic and natural landscapes

Ershova, T.; Punge, H. J.

Abstract (englisch):
The analyses specific threshold of lightning discharges density and thunderstorms days for different type of landscape and level of altitudes were determinate. For Central Europe from 9° W to 20° E and from 42° to 56° N (11° x 14° sectors) for April–September period from 2001 to 2014 were investigated. For Europe for the altitude range from 10 m below sea level (bsl) to 200 m above sea level (asl) the highest lightning discharge density is associated with the forest, shrub and wet, urban areas. For the altitude range 200–1000 m asl the highest lightning discharges density is associated with water (river, lakes), urban and forest areas. For the altitude range level from 1000 m asl to 2000 m asl the highest lightning discharges density is associated with the water, forest and grass types. A dense forest on the track of the flow of a moist air mass can promote the rise of air and the formation of convective clouds and lightning strokes. The effect of rives, channels and large lakes on moisture and development of thunderstorm clouds may account for impact on cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning activity. For three flat 3° x 5° areas with similar meteorological and synoptic conditions, increased CG lightning activity is possible if there is a difference in altitude between different types of landscapes. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/698/4/044031
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Forschungsbereich Troposphäre (IMK-TRO)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2019
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1757-8981, 1757-899X
KITopen-ID: 1000105568
HGF-Programm 12.01.01 (POF III, LK 01)
Clouds in a pertubed atmosphere
Erschienen in IOP conference series / Materials science and engineering
Band 698
Heft 4
Seiten Article No.044031
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung International Scientific Conference on Construction and Architecture: Theory and Practice for the Innovation Development (CATPID 2019), Kislovodsk; Russian Federation; 1 October 2019 through 5 October 2019
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