Electric field signatures in wideband, 3 MHz and 30 MHz of negative ground flashes pertinent to Swedish thunderstorms
2015 (English)In: Atmosphere, ISSN EISSN 2073-4433, Vol. 6, no 12, 1904-1925 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this study, the electric field signatures of negative ground flashes pertinent to the Swedish thunderstorms were recorded simultaneously during the summer of 2014 using wide (up to 100 MHz) and narrow (at 3 MHz and 30 MHz as central frequencies) bandwidth antenna systems. The electric field signatures were recorded for a time duration of 250 ms. In the analysis, the whole flash was considered and a total of 98 flashes were chosen where electric field signatures of all wideband, 3 MHz and 30 MHz signals were present. It is observed that preliminary breakdown pulses are stronger radiators at 3 and 30 MHz compared to the return strokes. A comparison of our results with those of the previous studies obtained from different geographical regions clearly shows that the strength of preliminary breakdown pulses is higher in the temperate region (Sweden for instance) and is a function of latitude.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 6, no 12, 1904-1925 p.
Lightning negative ground flashes, 3 MHz and 30 MHz radiations
Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Atmospheric Discharges
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-268851DOI: 10.3390/atmos6121837ISI: 000367443100004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-268851DiVA: diva2:881315