Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary(M)
Session Sub-categoryIntersection
Session IDM-IS04
Related FieldsP, A, H
TitleThunderstorms and lightning as natural hazards in a changing climate
Short TitleThunderstorms and lightning
Main ConvenerNameMitsuteru Sato
AffiliationDepartment of Cosmoscience, Hokkaido University
Co-Convener 1NameHisayuki Kubota
AffiliationHokkaido University
Co-Convener 2NameKozo Yamashita
AffiliationAshikaga Institute of Technology, Department of Technology.
Co-Convener 3NameYukihiro Takahashi
AffiliationDepartment of Cosmosciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University
Session LanguageEE
ScopeLightning and thunderstorm are markers of severe weather, often accompanied by precipitation, hail and strong winds that can create significant natural hazards, especially in disaster-prone area. Lightning is also a strong indicator of convection, with tropical storms (typhoons and hurricanes) being of major importance. As the climate warms in the first decades of the 21st century, the intensity and frequency of thunderstorms is projected to increase. The need for detecting and monitoring the development of thunderstorms and lightning activities on local and regional scales is therefore clear and urgent. This session seeks observational and theoretical contributions on thunderstorm microphysics and dynamics, convective systems and tropical storms. Present patterns and distributions of lightning and extreme weather events derived from the ground-based networks and satellites, as well as forecasts of future trends, are also of interest. Lightning detecting and monitoring system performance and validation, and early-warning schemes are requested, either in operational or planning phase. The session will highlight regional and global lightning and atmospheric electricity networks and invites contributions on technological innovations in this field.
Presentation FormatOral and Poster presentation
Invited Authors
  • Yukihiro Takahashi (Department of Cosmosciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University)
  • Hisayuki Kubota (Hokkaido University)
  • Masa-yuki Yamamoto (Department of systems engineering, Kochi University of Technology)
  • Purwadi Purwadi (Department of Cosmosciences, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 0600810, Japan, Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology, Jakarta 10340, Indonesia)
  • Alvin Estoquia Retamar (ASTI)
  • Steven C Reising (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA)
  • Hiroyo Ohya (Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University)
  • Kittanapat Bandholnopparat (Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University)
  • Teruaki Enoto (Kyoto University)
Time Presentation No Title Presenter Abstract
Oral Presentation May 20 AM2
10:45 - 11:00 MIS04-01Status of ULAT project for development of extreme weather monitoring and alert system in the PhilippinesYukihiro Takahashi Abstract
11:00 - 11:15 MIS04-02Lightning Observations in the Philippines and Western Pacific Region for the Intensity Prediction of Severe WeatherMitsuteru Sato Abstract
11:15 - 11:30 MIS04-03Observation study of the relationship between lightning activity and tropical cyclone intensity in the Philippine SeaHisayuki Kubota Abstract
11:30 - 11:45 MIS04-04Infrasound multi-site observation of thunders 2: test rsults for SATREPSMasa-yuki Yamamoto Abstract
11:45 - 12:00 MIS04-05Observation system for thunderstorm development using ground lightning detection network and thermal infrared camera onboard micro-satellitesPurwadi Purwadi Abstract
12:00 - 12:15 MIS04-06Development of a Real-Time Thunderstorm Monitoring and Information System in Metro Manila, PhilippinesAlvin Estoquia Retamar Abstract
Oral Presentation May 20 PM1
13:45 - 14:00 MIS04-07The Temporal Experiment for Storms and Tropical Systems Technology Demonstration (TEMPEST-D) Mission for Cloud and Precipitation Observations from 6U-Class SmallSats Steven C Reising Abstract
14:00 - 14:15 MIS04-08Monitoring for lightning activities and thunder cloud developments over the Tokyo metropolitan area based on electrostatic field and electromagnetic measurementsJun-Ichi Hamada Abstract
14:15 - 14:30 MIS04-09Varactor based Electric Field Sensor for Lightning Early Warning System and Response Study.Sebin Sabu Abstract
14:30 - 14:45 MIS04-10Effects of cloud, lightning activities and snowfall on atmospheric electric field using 95-GHz cloud radar FALCON-IHiroyo Ohya Abstract
14:45 - 15:00 MIS04-11Latitudinal, Regional, and Seasonal Dependences of the IC to CG Ratio Derived from JEM-GLIMS and the Ground-based Lightning Network DataKittanapat Bandholnopparat Abstract
15:00 - 15:15 MIS04-12Ground-based high-energy radiation measurement of photonuclear reaction triggered by lightning dischargeTeruaki Enoto Abstract
Presentation No Title Presenter Abstract
Poster Presentation May 20 Core Time
MIS04-P01 Development of electric field mill kit for multiple measurement of thunderstorm electrification. Kozo Yamashita Abstract
MIS04-P02 Estimation of electric charge structure in cumulonimbus in ULAT project in Philippines Rikuto Noguchi Abstract
MIS04-P03 Relation between Lightning Electrical Parameters and Intensity of Typhoon Haiyan Mitsuteru Sato Abstract
MIS04-P04 Global Occurrence Rates of Lightning, Elves, and Sprites and Their LT/Monthly/Seasonal Dependences Derived from JEM-GLIMS Observations Mitsuteru Sato Abstract