Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary(M)
Session Sub-categorySpace Development & Earth Observation from Space(SD)
Session IDM-SD46
TitleEffects of lightning, severe weather and tropical storms
Short TitleEffects of lightning and tropical storms
Main Convener NameMitsuteru Sato
AffiliationDepartment of Cosmoscience, Hokkaido University
Co-Convener 1NameYoav Yair
AffiliationInterdisciplinary Center Herzliya
Co-Convener 2NameXiushu Qie
AffiliationInstitute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Co-Convener 3NameYukihiro Takahashi
AffiliationDepartment of Cosmosciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University
Session LanguageE
ScopeThunderstorms are markers of deep convection and severe weather, producing heavy precipitation, hail and strong winds that lead to significant natural hazards, especially in coastal and urban areas. Huge economic damages and loss of human lives often result from such events. As the intensity and frequency of thunderstorms is projected to increase in the future - when the atmosphere and oceans become warmer - the need for detecting and nowcasting thunderstorms and lightning on local and regional scales becomes crucial.
We invite contributions dealing with thunderstorms and lightning and their atmospheric effects. We seek contributions focusing on convective storm evolution, forecasting of thunderstorms and lightning using regional and global detection networks as well as other sensors. Also, works on global lightning patterns in an era of climate change, satellite-based studies of thunderstorms and other remote-sensing technologies, as well as urban effects on lightning and public safety from lightning danger.
Presentation FormatOral and Poster presentation