2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
[MIS05-08] Heavy rainfall observation in Metro Manila, Philippines for understanding the relation of lightning activity and tropical cyclone
Keywords:lightning, tropical cyclone, Philippines
Summer monsoon rainfall in the western side of the Philippines including Metro Manila is intensified when the tropical cyclone passes over the Philippine Sea. Even when tropical cyclone does not land in the Philippines, moist southwesterly wind prevails in the west of Philippines associated with the circulation of tropical cyclone. We will deploy lightning detecting network in the Philippines to understand the relation of heavy rainfall and lightning activity. Several kinds of field observations of upper-air observations and dropsonde observations are planning to capture the atmospheric structure of thunderstorm clouds and tropical cyclones in the Philippines.