Accession Number : ADA315323

Title :   Lightning Climatology for Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE COMBAT CLIMATOLOGY CENTER SCOTT AFB IL

Personal Author(s) : Schaub, William R., Jr

PDF Url : ADA315323

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This technical note documents a lightning climatology developed by AFCCC for Maxwell AFB, Ala. This climatology was developed from a database of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes that occurred from March through October during 1986-91. Analysis of the lightning climatology showed that patterns of lightning strikes compared favorably with known preferred locations and times of thunderstorm development. It also showed that stratification of the lightning data by 700-mb wind directions and K-index values is useful in revealing locations of lightning-strike patterns and their movement.

Descriptors :   *LIGHTNING, DATA BASES, CLIMATE, PATTERNS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, ALABAMA, THUNDERSTORMS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE