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Atmospheric Lightning as Essential Climate Variable (ECV) and Its Availability Over India Using NRSC/ISRO Lightning Detection Sensor Network

Version 1 : Received: 9 December 2021 / Approved: 10 December 2021 / Online: 10 December 2021 (13:23:29 CET)

How to cite: Taori, A.; Suryavanshi, A.; Gharai, B.; Seshasai, M.V.R. Atmospheric Lightning as Essential Climate Variable (ECV) and Its Availability Over India Using NRSC/ISRO Lightning Detection Sensor Network. Preprints 2021, 2021120183 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202112.0183.v1). Taori, A.; Suryavanshi, A.; Gharai, B.; Seshasai, M.V.R. Atmospheric Lightning as Essential Climate Variable (ECV) and Its Availability Over India Using NRSC/ISRO Lightning Detection Sensor Network. Preprints 2021, 2021120183 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202112.0183.v1).

Abstract

Atmospheric lightning is an outcome of extreme complex physical processes occurring in the atmosphere. Cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning is considered as a natural disaster. Understanding the importance of CG lightning and implication of the lightning phenomena, Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), world meteorological organization, in its report in the year 2016, introduced the lightning as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV). The present report uses the Lightning Detection Sensor Network (LDSN) established by the National Remote Sensing Centre, Indian Space Research Organization over India to generate the Lightning ECV. A use case of these ECVs are also showcased for an event in Bihar, India, when 42 deaths were reported at locations with large number of CG occurrences.

Keywords

Climate; lightning; atmosphere

Subject

EARTH SCIENCES, Environmental Sciences

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