Session outline
Space and Planetary Sciences(P)
Session Sub Category Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment(EM)
Session ID P-EM09
Title Remote Sensing of Lightning, TLEs and their Atmospheric Effects
Short title Remote Sensing of Lightning and TLEs
Convener Name Mitsuteru Sato
Affiliation Department of Cosmoscience,
Hokkaido University
Co-convener 1. Name Yoav Yair
Affiliation Department of Life and Natural Sciences, The Open University of Israel
Co-convener 2. Name Yukihiro Takahashi
Affiliation Department of Cosmosciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University
International Symposium 'International Symposium' in addition to Scientific session.
Language English
Scope Lightning is the energetic manifestation of electrical breakdown, occurring after charge separation processes operating on micro and macro-scales, leading to strong electric fields within thunderstorms. Lightning is always associated with severe weather and tropical storms like typhoons and hurricanes, often accompanied by torrential rains and flash floods. It has significant chemical and physical effects on the troposphere and mesosphere and drives the fair-weather electric field. This session seeks contributions on the meteorology of thunderstorms, the detection of thunderstorms from space and ground networks, the climatic effects of thunderstorms and their impact on the global circuit, and lightning in relation with middle atmospheric transient luminous events (e.g sprites).
Type of presentation Oral and Poster presentation
Invited papers