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Some characteristics of tropical lightning

Aiya, SVC (1981) Some characteristics of tropical lightning. In: Journal of the Indian Institute of Science Section A-Engineering and Technology, 63 (1). pp. 39-59.

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An integrated and generalized account of the characteristics of lightning flashes observed in the tropics is presented, along with features of tropical lightning which differ from flashes at other latitudes. Several years of lightning recordings were made at two locations in India by using the electromagnetic radiation of the flash in a suitable radio band. The distances of thunder audibility, the number of thunders/hr, the peak flash rate, the flash duration, the time interval between flashes, the duration of flashing activity of a cloud, the number of cells in the lifetime of the cloud, etc. were all found to follow log-normal distributions. Fewer cells were observed to occur in temperate regions, and thunder was found to be associated with ground flashes only.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of the Indian Institute of Science Section A-Engineering and Technology
Publisher: The Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2012 06:02
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2012 06:02
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/43270

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