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 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 304 (International Conference Hall 3F)

convener:Mitsuteru Sato(Department of Cosmoscience, Hokkaido University), Yoav Yair(Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya), Chairperson:Mitsuteru Sato(Department of Cosmoscience, Hokkaido University), Chairperson:Yoav Yair(Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya)

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.

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

*Hiroyuki Yamada1, Udai Shimada2, Chikaya Tamori1, Hironori Iwai3, Kazuhisa Tsuboki4, Esperanza O. Cayanan5, Flaviana D. Hilario5 (1.University of the Ryukyus, 2.Meteorological Research Institute, 3.National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, 4.Nagoya University, 5.Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration)



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