Temporal features of different lightning events revealed from wavelet transform
2011 (English)In: Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, ISSN 1364-6826, E-ISSN 1879-1824, Vol. 73, no 4, 507-515 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Various lightning events are analysed using wavelet transform. The events include PB pulses, stepped leaders, first return strokes, subsequent strokes associated with negative ground flashes, positive return strokes and narrow bipolar pulses. Time domain electric fields were recorded from tropical and temperate thunderstorms. PB pulses pertinent to the tropical thunderstorms are found to radiate in the average frequency range 51-739 kHz. Leaders are found to radiate in the frequency range 87-720 kHz. The energy radiated by the negative return strokes is predominant in the range 2.8-40 kHz. The energy radiated by the first subsequent strokes predominantly lies in the frequency range 4.5-55 kHz. Positive return strokes are found to radiate predominantly in the frequency range 5.5-81 kHz. Narrow bipolar pulses are found to predominantly radiate in the frequency range 58-714 kHz.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 73, no 4, 507-515 p.
Lightning, Electromagnetic fields, Wavelet transform, Frequency spectrum
Physical Sciences Engineering and Technology
Research subject Engineering Science with specialization in Science of Electricity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-149710DOI: 10.1016/j.jastp.2010.11.009ISI: 000287909600012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-149710DiVA: diva2:405446