Utilizing Total Lightning Information to Diagnose Convective Trends

Utilizing Total Lightning Information to Diagnose Convective Trends Utilizing Total Lightning Information to Diagnose Convective Trends By Chriosphte r B. Da r De n , D vi a D J. n a Dle r , Brian C. C ar Cion e , r i C h a r D J. Blakeslee , G eoffre y t . s ano t , a n D D e n n i s e . B u e C h l e r or many years, the operational utility of lightning with radar or satellite data. Since May 2003, how- information in t he Nationa l Weat her Ser v ice ever, forecasters at NWS Huntsville have utilized F (NWS) convective warning program has been total lightning data obtained by the North Alabama limited. e Th re are many reasons for this, including the Lightning Mapping Array (NALMA) within their lack of availability of total lightning information on a Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System regional or national scale, limited research on light- (AWIPS) workstations, where it can be plotted in ning relationships to severe weather, and a cultural conjunction with other remotely sensed data (radar, legacy of perceiving lightning information as tertiary satellite, etc.). The insight gained from its use http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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Utilizing Total Lightning Information to Diagnose Convective Trends By Chriosphte r B. Da r De n , D vi a D J. n a Dle r , Brian C. C ar Cion e , r i C h a r D J. Blakeslee , G eoffre y t . s ano t , a n D D e n n i s e . B u e C h l e r or many years, the operational utility of lightning with radar or satellite data. Since May 2003, how- information in t he Nationa l Weat her Ser v ice ever, forecasters at NWS Huntsville have utilized F (NWS) convective warning program has been total lightning data obtained by the North Alabama limited. e Th re are many reasons for this, including the Lightning Mapping Array (NALMA) within their lack of availability of total lightning information on a Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System regional or national scale, limited research on light- (AWIPS) workstations, where it can be plotted in ning relationships to severe weather, and a cultural conjunction with other remotely sensed data (radar, legacy of perceiving lightning information as tertiary satellite, etc.). The insight gained from its use

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Feb 1, 2010

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