The estimation of cloud-to-ground lightning discharges from satellite data

T. V. Ershova, V. P. Gorbatenko, A. A. Dulzon

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Abstract

We review data from observations of lightning obtained by the Microlab -1 satellite for summer season between 1995 to 1999. The Microlab - 1 satellite equiped optical imaging sensor - Optical Transient Detector (OTD). The areas of investigations were southern Germany and Tomsk region (Russia). We compare the OTD data with Lightning Position And Tracking System (LPATS) reported cloud-to-ground strokes for southern Germany. We found the empirical relation between OTD data and LPATS data for flat parts in southern Germany and calculated the estimated cloud-to-ground strokes for Tomsk region.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th Korea-Russia International Symposium on Science and Technology - Proceedings: KORUS 2004
Pages207-210
Number of pages4
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event8th Korea-Russia International Symposium on Science and Technology, KORUS 2004 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 26 Jun 20043 Jul 2004

Other

Other8th Korea-Russia International Symposium on Science and Technology, KORUS 2004
CountryRussian Federation
CityTomsk
Period26.6.043.7.04

Keywords

  • Density of cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning discharges
  • Lightning Position And Tracking System (LPATS)
  • Satellite
  • The Optical Transient Detector (OTD)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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