Methods to estimate lightning activity using WWLLN and RS data

Nikolay V. Baranovskiy, Marina Yu Belikova, Svetlana Yu Karanina, Andrey V. Karanin, Alena V. Glebova

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Abstract

The aim of the work is to develop a comprehensive method for assessing thunderstorm activity using WWLLN and RS data. It is necessary to group lightning discharges to solve practical problems of lightning protection and lightningcaused forest fire danger, as well as climatology problems using information on the spatial and temporal characteristics of thunderstorms. For grouping lightning discharges, it is proposed to use clustering algorithms. The region covering Timiryazevskiy forestry (Tomsk region, borders (55.93 - 56.86)x(83.94 - 85.07)) was selected for the computational experiment. We used the data on lightning discharges registered by the WWLLN network in this region on July 23, 2014. 273 lightning discharges were sampling. A relatively small number of discharges allowed us a visual analysis of solutions obtained during clustering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics
Subtitle of host publicationAtmospheric Physics
EditorsGennadii G. Matvienko, Oleg A. Romanovskii
PublisherSPIE
Volume10466
ISBN (Electronic)9781510614130
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event23rd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics - Irkutsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 3 Jul 20177 Jul 2017

Conference

Conference23rd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics
CountryRussian Federation
CityIrkutsk
Period3.7.177.7.17

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Keywords

  • clustering analysis
  • estimation
  • lightning activity
  • method
  • RS
  • WWLLN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Baranovskiy, N. V., Belikova, M. Y., Karanina, S. Y., Karanin, A. V., & Glebova, A. V. (2017). Methods to estimate lightning activity using WWLLN and RS data. In G. G. Matvienko, & O. A. Romanovskii (Eds.), 23rd International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics (Vol. 10466). [104665F] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2286780