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Diurnal variation of lightning activity over the Indian region

Kandalgaonkar, SS and Tinmaker, MIR and Kulkarni, JR and Nath, A (2003) Diurnal variation of lightning activity over the Indian region. Geophysical Research Letters, 30 (20). ASC 2-1.

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Abstract

Satellite (LIS) based lightning flash grid (0.5° × 0.5°) data for the Indian land mass region covering from 8°–33°N and 73°–86°E for a period of 4 years (1998–2001) were used to study the diurnal variation with one hour time resolution. The analysis revealed that there exists a strong diurnal cycle in the lightning activity with a prominent peak around 1000 UTC. An examination of seasonal diurnal variation suggests that the lightning activity was found highest in premonsoon and lowest in the postmonsoon season

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Geophysical Union
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climatology; Lightning, Diurnal variation; Lightning flash grids, Geophysics, atmospheric electricity; diurnal variation; lightning, Asia; Eurasia; India; South Asia
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2015 11:50
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2015 11:50
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1484

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