Detection of lightning activity using GPS PWV measurements

Wayan Suparta, Ja'afar Adnan, Mohd Alauddin Mohd Ali

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Abstract

Knowledge of lightning activity in the middle atmosphere down to Earth surface and its relationship with a global warming phenomenon is posing a great challenge for observational and prediction studies. This paper utilized the GPS data to monitor the tropospheric precipitable water vapor (PWV) changes as a climate variable due to lightning discharges. Analysis data on November 2009 over Bangi area within the radius of 20 km showed that all the lightning activities were preceded by Intra-Cloud (IC) and followed by Cloud-to-Ground (CG) after a certain time gap. For most cases in this region found that the lightning activity was frequent in the afternoon between 13:00 and 20:00 local time (LT) and the CG was accompanied by IC in all the time but not vice versa. Based on the 14 samples of lightning days, there were 64.29% and 28.57% correlated with an increase and decrease in PWV content, respectively. The finding can be motivating the further research on utilizing the GPS data as a guide to predict the occurrence of lightning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011 - Proceedings
Pages115-120
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011 - Penang
Duration: 12 Jul 201113 Jul 2011

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Other2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011
CityPenang
Period12/7/1113/7/11

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precipitable water
lightning
Lightning
Water vapor
water vapor
Global positioning system
GPS
water
data analysis
climate
middle atmosphere
Earth atmosphere
global warming
Earth surface
Global warming
detection
time
Earth (planet)
occurrences
radii

Keywords

  • Detection
  • GPS PWV
  • Lightning activity
  • SAFIR
  • Winter Monsoon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Communication

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Suparta, W., Adnan, J., & Ali, M. A. M. (2011). Detection of lightning activity using GPS PWV measurements. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011 - Proceedings (pp. 115-120). [6015864] https://doi.org/10.1109/IConSpace.2011.6015864

Detection of lightning activity using GPS PWV measurements. / Suparta, Wayan; Adnan, Ja'afar; Ali, Mohd Alauddin Mohd.

2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011 - Proceedings. 2011. p. 115-120 6015864.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Suparta, W, Adnan, J & Ali, MAM 2011, Detection of lightning activity using GPS PWV measurements. in 2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011 - Proceedings., 6015864, pp. 115-120, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011, Penang, 12/7/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/IConSpace.2011.6015864
Suparta W, Adnan J, Ali MAM. Detection of lightning activity using GPS PWV measurements. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011 - Proceedings. 2011. p. 115-120. 6015864 https://doi.org/10.1109/IConSpace.2011.6015864
Suparta, Wayan ; Adnan, Ja'afar ; Ali, Mohd Alauddin Mohd. / Detection of lightning activity using GPS PWV measurements. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Space Science and Communication: "Towards Exploring the Equatorial Phenomena", IconSpace 2011 - Proceedings. 2011. pp. 115-120
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