24-26 September 2020
Lima, Perú
America/Lima timezone
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Estimation of thunderstorms occurrence from lightning cluster recorded by WWLLN network and its comparison with the ‘universal’ Carnegie curve

25 Sep 2020, 10:00
Lima, Perú

Lima, Perú

Centro de Investigación de la Facultad de Ciencias Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería
poster Applied Physics Poster session


Josue Gabriel Anca Ccopa (Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie)


Continuous global monitoring of lightning has been important in recent years to study a possible relationship with global warming. Consequently, several networks to detect lightning have been installed at various spatial scales (regional and global). One of these networks is the World Wide Lightning Location Network (WWLLN), which has been monitoring lightnings since 2003. It is also important to monitor the occurrence of thunderstorms and this can be achieved by detecting lightning clusters. In this work, we propose a lightning grouping methodology, in order to estimate the number of electrical storms in the world. Our methodology defines the spatial scale of thunderstorms as a lightning clusters detected every hour, in a region of 0.5 x 0.5 degrees2. Then, we calculate monthly, seasonal and annual averaged daily curves of the number of thunderstorms. The data set under study includes 2012 and 2013. Our methodology is validated by comparing with the ‘universal’ Carnegie curve (R=0.94). Additionally, we find that this linear correlation is higher in spring (R=0.98) and lower in winter (R= 0.75).

Primary author

Josue Gabriel Anca Ccopa (Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie)


José Carlos Tacza Anaya (Polish Academy of Sciences) Dr Jean-Pierre Raulin (Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie)

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