Static electricity measurements for lightning warnings - an exploration

H. Bloemink ; Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu (IenM), Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut
De Bilt : KNMI

Traditional lightning warning systems are based on lightning detection, and are thus not able to generate warnings before the first lightning occurs. If a thunderstorm develops overhead, this can lead to the dangerous situation that the first lightning strike may occur on site without warning. As a means to predict this first strike, measuring the static atmospheric electric field may be a way forward. Therefore, this study investigates the effectiveness of lightning warnings by static electric field measurements.

22 p.
Fig. ; 30 cm
(Intern rapport ; IR 2013-01)
With ref.