Characteristics of Narrow Bipolar Pulses observed from lightning in Sri Lanka
2016 (English)In: Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, ISSN 1364-6826, E-ISSN 1879-1824, Vol. 138, 66-73 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
A detailed study on electric field characteristics of Narrow Bipolar Pulses (NBP) observed in Sri Lanka is presented here. NBP5 analyzed in this work were recorded at a coastal location in the Southern part of Sri Lanka (Matara: 5.95 degrees N, 8.53 degrees E), from five highly active consecutive thunderstorm days during the month of May in 2013. The waveforms were recorded with a 10 ns resolution within a 100 ms time window. Both positive and negative NBP5 were observed in this study with the negative type being the most frequent. Parameters presented in this study were the rise time (Tr), zero crossing time (Tz), the duration of slow front (Ts), the full width of half maximum (FWHM), the pulse duration and the ratio of amplitude of overshoot to the corresponding peak amplitude (Os/Pa). The corresponding average values of negative NBP5 for these parameters were found to be 0.58 mu s, 3.01 mu s, 0.20 mu s, 138 mu s, 19.21 mu s and 0.19 respectively. Similarly, for positive events corresponding values were 1.38 mu s, 4.66 mu s, 0.48 mu s, 1.93 mu s, 16.42 mu s and 0.37 respectively. The above values conforms to a much narrower bipolar events when compared to previously reported values which is considered to be caused by the propagation effects of signals captured by the apparatus.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 138, 66-73 p.
Lightning, Electric field signatures, Narrow Bipolar Pulses, Sri Lanka
Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-281962DOI: 10.1016/j.jastp.2015.12.010ISI: 000370769900007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-281962DiVA: diva2:916228