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Study of the periodicities of lightning activity in three main thunderstorm centers based on Schumann resonance measurements

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dc.contributor.author Nieckarz, Zenon [SAP12015959] pl
dc.contributor.author Zięba, Stanisław pl
dc.contributor.author Kułak, Andrzej [SAP11014186] pl
dc.contributor.author Michalec, Adam pl
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-26T12:27:34Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-26T12:27:34Z
dc.date.issued 2009 pl
dc.identifier.issn 0027-0644 pl
dc.identifier.uri https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/55200
dc.language eng pl
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dc.title Study of the periodicities of lightning activity in three main thunderstorm centers based on Schumann resonance measurements pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 4401-4409 pl
dc.abstract.en Time variations of lightning activity in the three main tropical thunderstorm centers located in the Maritime Continent (Pakistan, India, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, and Australia), Africa, and the Americas are analyzed using a lightning activity index IRS, which is calculated from the resonances of magnetic field in the extremely low frequency range—the Schumann resonances—which were observed at Hylaty station (Poland) in the time interval July 2005–May 2006. Power spectrum analysis of the IRS series is carried out for this time interval. The annual and semiannual variations are shown in all of the series together with the following characteristic periodicities: 45 (Madden–Julian oscillation), 17.6, 13.5, and 4.8 days, seen mainly in the series describing the lightning activity of the Maritime Continent. In addition, maps of the dynamical power spectrum are constructed. They present variability both in the values of characteristic periods 26–30, 17–22, 12–14, 9–10, and 5–7 days and in their duration. During the studied time interval, according to these indices, the African center was the most active, whereas the American and Maritime Continent centers showed a similar level of activity. The largest differences among the centers were observed in the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere. pl
dc.description.volume 137 pl
dc.description.number 12 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.1175/2009MWR2920.1 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 1520-0493 pl
dc.title.journal Monthly Weather Review pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Fizyki, Astronomii i Informatyki Stosowanej : Instytut Fizyki im. Mariana Smoluchowskiego pl
dc.subtype Article pl


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