Accession Number : ADP002205

Title :   Lightning Flash Density versus Altitude and Storm Structure from Observations with UHF- and S-Band Radars,

Corporate Author : COOPERATIVE INST FOR MESOSCALE METEOROLOGICAL STUDIES NORMAN OK

Personal Author(s) : Mazur,V. ; Gerlach,J. C. ; Rust,W. D.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The UHF- (70.5 cm wavelength) and S-band (10 cm wavelength) radar at NASA/Wallops Island Research Facility in Virginia U.S.A. have been used to relate lightning activity with altitude and with reflectivity structure of thunderstorms. Two centers of lightning flash density were found: one between 6 and 8 km altitude and another between 11 and 15 km. Our observations appear to correspond to observations by Taylor et al. of two classes of discharges separated in altitude. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lightning, Flashes, Frequency, Density, Radar reflections, Ultrahigh frequency, S band, Correlation, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE