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Remote sensing of cloud to ground lightning location using the TOGA of sferics

Ramachandran, Visagaperuman and Kumar, Sushil and Kishore, Amol N. (2005) Remote sensing of cloud to ground lightning location using the TOGA of sferics. Atmospheric Science Letters, 6 . pp. 128-132. ISSN 1530-261X

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Using the Time Of Group Arrival (TOGA) of sferics about 3700 cloud-to-ground (CG) flashes were recorded in one year (2003) in the largest island, Viti Levu in Fiji. A maximum CG flash density of 0.49 flashes/km2per year was recorded in two locations in the island. The seasonal variation showed enhanced lightning incidences during November – April and the diurnal variation showed peak activity from 14:00–16:00 h local time. Five-year data of the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) aboard the NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite are also presented, which show good correlation of seasonal and diurnal variations with those obtained from TOGA measurements.

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: 21 Apr 2005 04:14
Last Modified: 10 May 2012 05:26

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