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Thunderstorm characteristics favouring downward and upward lightning to wind turbines

Author
Pineda, N.; Montanya, J.; Salvador, A.; Van Der Velde, O.; Lopez, J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Atmospheric research
Date of publication
2018-12-01
Volume
214
First page
46
Last page
63
DOI
10.1016/j.atmosres.2018.07.012
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/131989 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169809518300735 Open in new window
Abstract
Meteorological conditions and thunderstorm characteristics related to lightning threats to wind turbines are discussed in this paper. Due to the rotating blades, wind turbines may be regarded peculiar tall objects, more susceptible to lightning strikes than other tall man-made structures. In the present study, Lightning Mapping Array and weather radar observations allowed to draw a clear picture of the thunderstorm characteristics leading to lightning strokes to wind turbines, in a coastal area ...
Citation
Pineda, N. [et al.]. Thunderstorm characteristics favouring downward and upward lightning to wind turbines. "Atmospheric research", 1 Desembre 2018, vol. 214, p. 46-63.
Keywords
Downward and upward lightning, Lightning mapping array, Thunderstorm charge structure, Wind turbines
Group of research
LRG - Lightning Research Group

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