Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EE] Poster

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS04] Thunderstorms and lightning as natural hazards in a changing climate

Sun. May 20, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Mitsuteru Sato(Department of Cosmoscience, Hokkaido University), Hisayuki Kubota(Hokkaido University), Kozo Yamashita(足利工業大学工学部, 共同), Yukihiro Takahashi(Department of Cosmosciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University)

[MIS04-P04] Global Occurrence Rates of Lightning, Elves, and Sprites and Their LT/Monthly/Seasonal Dependences Derived from JEM-GLIMS Observations

Tsuyoshi Sato1, *Mitsuteru Sato1, Yukihiro Takahashi2, Tomoo Ushio3 (1.Department of Cosmoscience, Hokkaido University, 2.Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, 3.Faculty of System Design, Tokyo Metropolitan University)

Keywords:lightning, transient luminous events, International Space Station

In order to clarify the occurrence rates of TLEs and to estimate their local time (LT), monthly, and seasonal variations quantitatively, JEM-GLIMS carried out the three-year nadir observations from the ISS. In this observation period, JEM-GLIMS succeeded in detecting 6404 lightning events, 42 sprite events, and 504 elves events. The global occurrence rates of lightning, sprites and elves are estimated to be 90+/-1, 0.59+/-0.09, and 7.1+/-0.3 events/min. The estimated LT variation of sprites shows gradual increase from 20LT to 05LT, while that of elves shows slight decrease from 20LT to 23LT and the following gradual increase after 00LT. These results imply that both sprites and elves tend to frequently occur in the early morning sector. The similarities and discrepancies between the JEM-GLIMS results and previous results derived from the satellite measurements, such as OTD, LIS, ISUAL, and ground-based observations are discussed at the presentation more in detail.