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https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-379
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-379
10 Oct 2022
 | 10 Oct 2022

In situ ground-based mobile measurement of lightning events above central Europe

Jakub Kákona, Jan Mikeš, Iva Ambrožová, Ondřej Ploc, Olena Velychko, Lembit Sihver, and Martin Kákona

Abstract. This article describes the equipment, and its advantages, used for in-situ ground measurements of thunderstorm phenomena using measuring cars. By using all-sky high-speed cameras, radio receivers, and electric field measurements, typical lightning discharges in the central Europe region have been characterized. Measurements of ionizing radiation during storms using a gamma spectrometer were also performed. At the ground level, no ionizing radiation originating in the storm cloud was detected even though during other experiments, using the same equipment at lower altitudes corresponding to the lower part of the storm clouds, ionizing radiation was detected. We showed that radio antennas with appropriately constructed receivers and all-sky high-speed cameras are devices that can significantly contribute to the understanding of processes taking place in the storm cloud during lightning discharges. On the contrary, measurements of the vertical electric field did not provide any new information about the processes occurring in the thunderclouds.

Journal article(s) based on this preprint

30 Jan 2023
In situ ground-based mobile measurement of lightning events above central Europe
Jakub Kákona, Jan Mikeš, Iva Ambrožová, Ondřej Ploc, Olena Velychko, Lembit Sihver, and Martin Kákona
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 16, 547–561, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-547-2023,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-16-547-2023, 2023
Short summary
Jakub Kákona, Jan Mikeš, Iva Ambrožová, Ondřej Ploc, Olena Velychko, Lembit Sihver, and Martin Kákona

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Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-379', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Nov 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jakub Kákona, 15 Nov 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-379', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 Nov 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jakub Kákona, 06 Dec 2022

Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-379', Anonymous Referee #2, 11 Nov 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jakub Kákona, 15 Nov 2022