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LRG - Lightning Research Group

Total activity: 387
Type
Research group
Type of group
UPC research group
Acronym
LRG
Address
C. Colom, 1. Open in new window
City
08222 Terrassa
URL
http://lrg.upc.edu/ Open in new window
Objectives
Our group's research tackles the field of atmospheric electricity and particularly the phenomenon of lightning. In our basic research we study the physics of lightning, transient luminous events (TLEs) in the upper atmosphere, terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs), high-energy emissions in lightning and electrical discharges, lightning activity in severe storms and electromagnetic fields produced by lightning. We also carry out applied research on lightning protection for wind turbines and aircraft, storm monitoring and warning systems, high-voltage laboratory tests, etc. Much of the Group's research focuses on the ESA's ASIM mission, to which we contribute via the Ebro Valley Laboratory’s benchmark European facilities, such as the lightning measurement tower in Niu de l’Àliga, a lightning mapping array, high-speed cameras, VHF interferometers and high energy detectors. Lightning physics and effects and atmospheric electricity processes. Lightning effects and protection on electrical systems, wind turbines and aircraft. Lightning location systems, observation and measurement of lightning parameters. Observation of mesospheric electrical discharges. High voltage test and research on the energetic processes of electrical sparks. Research on the protection of composite materials employed in aerospace and wind energy industry. Electromagnetic simulation and testing of complex structures.
Keywords
atmosphere, atmospheric electricity, carbon fibres, electrical discharges, electromagnetism, high energies, high voltage, lightning, lightning detection, lightning physics, lightning protection, luminous events in the upper atmosphere, meteorology, severe weather, storms, terrestrial gamma-ray flashes, wind turbines
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