Accession Number:

ADP002205

Title:

Lightning Flash Density versus Altitude and Storm Structure from Observations with UHF- and S-Band Radars,

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COOPERATIVE INST FOR MESOSCALE METEOROLOGICAL STUDIES NORMAN OK

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Report Date:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The UHF- 70.5 cm wavelength and S-band 10 cm wavelength radar at NASAWallops Island Research Facility in Virginia U.S.A. have been used to relate lightning activity with altitude and with reflectivity structure of thunderstorms. Two centers of lightning flash density were found one between 6 and 8 km altitude and another between 11 and 15 km. Our observations appear to correspond to observations by Taylor et al. of two classes of discharges separated in altitude. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE