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High altitude leaders mapped by the Colombia lightning mapping array

Author
Montaña, J.; Lopez, J.; Van Der Velde, O.; Romero, D.; Fabro, F.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
International Conference on Grounding and Earthing 2016 & International Conference on Lightning Physics and Effects 2016
Date of publication
2016
Presentation's date
2016-06-06
Book of congress proceedings
GROUND'2016 International Conference on Grounding and Earthing ; 7th LPE : International Conference on Lightning Physics and Effects, June 2016, Porto de Galinhas, Brazil
First page
1
Last page
4
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/91264 Open in new window
URL
http://www.groundconferences.com/ Open in new window
Abstract
On April 2015 a Lightning Mapping Array network (COL-LMA) was installed at the north of Colombia. This network provides 3D mapping of the development of lightning leaders. For the first time such network has been setup in the tropics. That allows us to investigate the high altitude development of lightning leaders. Here we present the results of the first measurements to confirm that negative leaders at altitudes of 15 km are common in the observed thunderstorms.
Citation
Montaña, J., Lopez, J., Van Der Velde, O., Romero, D., Fabro, F. High altitude leaders mapped by the Colombia lightning mapping array. A: International Conference on Grounding and Earthing & International Conference on Lightning Physics and Effects. "Ground 2016 & 7th LPE". Porto de Galinhas: 2016.
Keywords
LMA, Lightning, Lightning Mapping Array, tropical thunderstorms
Group of research
LRG - Lightning Research Group

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