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Monthly analysis of lightning discharges distribution on the territory of the North Caucasus
Author(s): Aida A. Adzhieva; Vitaliy A. Shapovalov; Anton S. Boldyreff; Dmitry A. Bespalov
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Paper Abstract

Interest in lightning research is primarily associated with the negative consequences of their direct impact, leading to fires, damage of power lines, failure of sensitive electronics and communication networks, etc. In order to prevent and protect against these consequences the detection of occurrence time and spatial position of thunderstorms, assessment of their danger degree and the direction of further development are very important. Data of lightning discharges distribution, their number and value of the current over the territory is required for lightning protection measures. Research of thunderstorm dynamics is required to understand the nature of thunderstorms. The monthly distributions of discharges were studied. This allowed to trace the trends of thunderstorms development and density of discharges per unit area. Technology of lightning sensing significantly decreases the risks of lightning damage and also takes into account the thunderstorm activity for the purpose of design and placement of buildings and structures. It is aimed at minimizing the serious violations in the power industry, mass accidents and damage to power lines, which, in turn, determines its high economic efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2019
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 11152, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XXIV, 111521K (9 October 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2547882
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Aida A. Adzhieva, Kabardino-Balkarian State Agricultural Univ. (Russian Federation)
Vitaliy A. Shapovalov, High-Mountain Geophysical Institute (Russian Federation)
Anton S. Boldyreff, Southern Federal Univ. (Russian Federation)
Dmitry A. Bespalov, Southern Federal Univ. (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11152:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XXIV
Adolfo Comerón; Evgueni I. Kassianov; Klaus Schäfer; Richard H. Picard; Konradin Weber; Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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