Accession Number : ADP002173

Title :   Climatological Characteristics of Lightning over South Florida and their Correlation with Radar Activity,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION BOULDER CO ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Lopez,R. E. ; Holle,R. L. ; Hiscox,W. L.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The analysis of lightning, radar, and sounding data for two summer months in south Florida has shown that there is a relationship between the degree of cloud-to-ground flash activity during the day and certain combinations of meteorological parameters detected early in the morning before a significant convection develops. In general, it appears that clouds tend to be better flash producers (per unit area) under conditions of suppression of convection and light winds. As the atmosphere becomes disturbed, the clouds (although greater in numbers) tend to be less intense in their lightning activity. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lightning, Florida, Clouds, Convection, Wind, Profiles, Diurnal variations, Statistical analysis, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE