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Ground Evaluation of an Airborne Lightning Locator System,
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ
In a ground evaluation of an airborne lightning locator system, lightning stroke rates per 4 minutes were compared with aircraft turbulence during thunderstorm penetrations. Data were taken on 3 thunderstorm days and summarized mostly into 15-minute periods consisting of three to four aircraft penetrations. Stroke rates varied considerably and did not show a linear relationship to aircraft turbulence. However, when average stroke rates for the 15-minute periods increased, aircraft turbulence increased and vice versa. It is concluded that the lightning locator system is a potentially useful thunderstorm turbulences warning device, but requires further groundair testing. Author
This article is from 'International Aerospace and Ground Conference on Lightning and Static Electricity (8th): 'Lightning Technology Roundup,' held at Fort Worth, Texas on 21-23 June 1983,' AD-A135 100, p48-1 thru 48-7.