JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[JJ] Poster

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS18] [JJ] Atmospheric electricity

Mon. May 22, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

convener:Masashi Kamogawa(Department of Physics, Tokyo Gakugei University)

[MIS18-P02] Origin of summer-thunderstorm-induced energetic radiation

*Shusaku Takahashi1, Gregory Bowers2, Masashi Kamogawa1, Akiko Ishikawa1, David Smith2, Tatsuo Torii3, Syugo Hayashi4 (1.Department of Physics, Tokyo Gakugei University, 2.University of California, Santa Cruz, 3.Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 4.Meteorological Research Institute)

Keywords:Energetic radiation, Thunderstorm, Mt. Fuji

We conducted the radiation and atmospheric electric field measurements at the summit of Mt. Fuji during the summer of 2013 and 2016. On July 26 and Aug. 5 of 2013 and Aug. 26 of 2016, the long burst of the energetic radiation was observed with 10 % enhancement. From the analysis of X-band MP radar, the radiation was observed tin the dissipation stage of thunderstorm. In all the cases, negative electric field (upward direction) was observed with approximately -30 kV/m, which is not enough to cause relativistic runaway electron avalanche (RREA). Therefore, plausible radiation source might be around the positively charged area in the thunderstorm.