JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Session information

[EE] Oral

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS05] [EE] Thunderstorms and lightning as natural hazards in a changing climate

Mon. May 22, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM A11 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Mitsuteru Sato(Department of Cosmoscience, Hokkaido University), Yoav Yair(Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya), Chairperson:Yoav Yair(Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya), Chairperson:Yukihiro Takahashi(Department of Cosmosciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University)

Lightning and thunderstorm are markers of severe weather, often accompanied by precipitation, hail and strong winds that can create significant natural hazards, especially in disaster-prone area. Lightning is also a strong indicator of convection, with tropical storms (typhoons and hurricanes) being of major importance. As the climate warms in the first decades of the 21st century, the intensity and frequency of thunderstorms is projected to increase. The need for detecting and monitoring the development of thunderstorms and lightning on local and regional scales is therefore clear and urgent. This session seeks theoretical and observational contributions on thunderstorm microphysics and dynamics, convective systems and tropical storms. Present patterns and distributions of lightning and extreme weather events, as well as forecasts of future trends, are also of interest. Lightning detecting and monitoring system performance and validation, and early-warning schemes are requested, either in operational or planning phase. The session will highlight regional and global lightning and atmospheric electricity networks and invites contributions on technological innovations in this field.

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

*Shintaro Kono1, Yasuhide Hobara1,2,3, S. Heckman4, C. Liu4 (1.Department of Computer and Network Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan., 2.Earth Environment Research Station, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan., 3.Center for Space Science and Radio Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan., 4.EarthNetworks,USA)

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

*Yasuhide Hobara1, Katsunori Suzuki1, Kanata Kakinuma1, Mitsuteru Sato2, Yukihiro Takahashi3, Toru Adachi4, Tomoo Ushio5, Zenichiro Kawasaki5, Takeshi Morimoto6, Atsushi Yamazaki7, Makoto Suzuki7, Linscott Ivan8, INAN Umran8 (1.Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, The University of Electro-Communications, 2.Department of Cosmoscience, Hokkaido University , 3.Department of Cosmosciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, 4.The Meteorological Satellite and Observation System Department, Meteorological Research Institute , 5.Information and communication engineering department, Osaka University, 6.Kindai University, 7.Institute of Space and Astronautical Science / Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 8.Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University,)




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