Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary (M)
Session Sub-categoryIntersection (IS)
Session IDM-IS07
Title Effects of lightning, severe weather and tropical storms
Short Title Lightning and severe weather
Date & Time Oral session JUNE 5 (SAT) AM2 Channel 03
Poster session JUNE 5 (SAT) PM3
Main ConvenerName Mitsuteru Sato
Affiliation Department of Cosmoscience, Hokkaido University
Co-Convener 1Name Hisayuki Kubota
Affiliation Hokkaido University
Co-Convener 2Name Glenn Vincent C. Lopez
Affiliation ---
Co-Convener 3Name Purwadi Purwadi
Affiliation Department of Cosmosciences, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 0600810, Japan
Session Language E
Scope Thunderstorms 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 local, 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 Format Oral and Poster presentation
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