JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

Session information

[E] Poster

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-SD Space Development & Earth Observation from Space

[M-SD46] Effects of lightning, severe weather and tropical storms

convener:Mitsuteru Sato(Department of Cosmoscience, Hokkaido University), Yoav Yair(Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya), Xiushu Qie(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences), Yukihiro Takahashi(Department of Cosmosciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University)

Thunderstorms are markers of deep convection and severe weather, producing heavy precipitation, hail and strong winds that lead to significant natural hazards, especially in coastal and urban areas. Huge economic damages and loss of human lives often result from such events. As the intensity and frequency of thunderstorms is projected to increase in the future - when the atmosphere and oceans become warmer - the need for detecting and nowcasting thunderstorms and lightning on local and regional scales becomes crucial.
We invite contributions dealing with thunderstorms and lightning and their atmospheric effects. We seek contributions focusing on convective storm evolution, forecasting of thunderstorms and lightning using regional and global detection networks as well as other sensors. Also, works on global lightning patterns in an era of climate change, satellite-based studies of thunderstorms and other remote-sensing technologies, as well as urban effects on lightning and public safety from lightning danger.

*Jun-Ichi Hamada1, Jun Matsumoto1, Tomoshige Inoue1, Masashi Kamogawa2, Yukihiro Takahashi3 (1.Faculty of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 2.Global Center for Asian and Regional Study, University of Shizuoka, 3.Department of Cosmosciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University )