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Tennessee Valley Total and Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Climatology ComparisonThe North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (NALMA) has been in operation since 2001 and consists often VHF receivers deployed across northern Alabama. The NALMA locates sources of impulsive VHF radio signals from total lightning by accurately measuring the time that the signals arrive at the different receiving stations. The sources detected are then clustered into flashes by applying spatially and temporally constraints. This study examines the total lightning climatology of the region derived from NALMA and compares it to the cloud-to-ground (CG) climatology derived from the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN) The presentation compares the total and CG lightning trends for monthly, daily, and hourly periods.
Document ID
20080013547
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Buechler, Dennis (Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Blakeslee, R. J. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Hall, J. M. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
McCaul, E. W. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
January 20, 2008
Subject Category
Meteorology and Climatology
Meeting Information
AMS 88th Annual Meeting(New Orleans, LA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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