Prediction of total lightning in Colorado and Alabama thunderstorms based on storm dynamical and microphysical variables
Thunderstorms impact their environment in a variety of ways, including the production of nitrogen oxides (NOₓ) by lightning (LNOₓ). Accurate prediction of total lightning flash rate in thunderstorms is important to improve estimates of LNOₓ from the storm scale to the global scale. New flash rate parameterization schemes have been developed based on observed relationships between lightning flash rate and storm parameters for Colorado thunderstorms during the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) experiment. Storm total flash rates are determined using an automated flash counting algorithm ...
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