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Lightning-Related Indicators for National Climate Assessment (NCA) Studies
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Author and Affiliation:
Koshak, W.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Abstract: Changes in climate can affect the characteristics of lightning (e.g., number of flashes that occur in a region, return stroke current and multiplicity, polarity of charge deposited to ground, and the lightning cloud-top optical energy emission). The NASA/MSFC Lightning Analysis Tool (LAT) monitors these and other quantities in support of the National Climate Assessment (NCA) program. Changes in lightning characteristics lead to changes in lightning-caused impacts to humans (e.g., fatalities, injuries, crop/property damage, wildfires, airport delays, changes in air quality).
Publication Date: Dec 11, 2017
Document ID:
20170011702
(Acquired Dec 14, 2017)
Subject Category: METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY; EARTH RESOURCES AND REMOTE SENSING
Report/Patent Number: Paper No. GS33E-1125, MSFC-E-DAA-TN47949
Document Type: Oral/Visual Presentation
Meeting Information: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting; 11-15 Dec. 2017; New Orleans, LA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Geophysical Union; Washington, DC, United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright; Work of the U.S. Government - Public use permitted
NASA Terms: CLIMATE; LIGHTNING; LIGHT EMISSION; POLARITY; CLOUD-TO-GROUND DISCHARGES; INJURIES; PARAMETER IDENTIFICATION; NITROGEN OXIDES
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