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Cloud-to-ground lightning location using TOGA of sferics

Ramachandran, Visagaperuman and Kumar, Sushil and Kishore, Amol N. (2003) Cloud-to-ground lightning location using TOGA of sferics. The South Pacific Journal of Natural Sciences, 21 . pp. 63-65. ISSN 1013-9877

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Lightning measurements have been extensively utilised by power companies, metereological offices as well as by the scientific community in general. As opposed to the Intra-Cloud (IC) discharge, the Cloud – to – Ground (CG) lightning stroke $ a major safety hazard. In CG lightning stoke, the stepped leader decending from the base of a thundercloud triggers the first return stroke. This stroke is responsible for most of the charge transfer within few tens of microseconds causing a current of tens of kA. In this report, we present a novel CG stroke location accuracy of ≈2km.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2003 09:49
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2012 06:03

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