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The NASA Lightning Nitrogen Oxides Model (LNOM): Application to Air Quality ModelingRecent improvements to the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Lightning Nitrogen Oxides Model (LNOM) and its application to the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) modeling system are discussed. The LNOM analyzes Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) and National Lightning Detection Network(TradeMark)(NLDN) data to estimate the raw (i.e., unmixed and otherwise environmentally unmodified) vertical profile of lightning NO(x) (= NO + NO2). The latest LNOM estimates of lightning channel length distributions, lightning 1-m segment altitude distributions, and the vertical profile of lightning NO(x) are presented. The primary improvement to the LNOM is the inclusion of non-return stroke lightning NOx production due to: (1) hot core stepped and dart leaders, (2) stepped leader corona sheath, K-changes, continuing currents, and M-components. The impact of including LNOM-estimates of lightning NO(x) for an August 2006 run of CMAQ is discussed.
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Acquisition Source
Marshall Space Flight Center
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Koshak, William
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Peterson, Harold
(National Space Science and Technology Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Khan, Maudood
(Universities Space Research Association Huntsville, AL, United States)
Biazar, Arastoo
(Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Wang, Lihua
(Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
August 20, 2011
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
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Meeting Information
Meeting: XIV International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity (ICAE 2011)
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Country: Brazil
Start Date: August 7, 2011
End Date: August 12, 2011
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Public Use Permitted.
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