Gerhard Diendorfer

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In 1999 a digital high speed video camera was installed at the lightning experimental site at the Gaisberg tower. The camera is capable of capturing black and white images in speeds of up to 1.000 frames/s. The camera is triggered by a trigger signal derived from the lightning current measured at the tower top. In summer 2000 five flashes were recorded by(More)
—In this paper, we analyze the location error of Time of Arrival (ToA)-based lightning location systems (LLSs) resulting from propagation over mountainous terrain. For the analysis, we have considered the region around the Säntis Tower, located in the Swiss Alps. The study is based on a full-wave finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) approach and the(More)
The case of a 23-year-old mountaineer who was hit by a lightning strike to the occiput causing a large central visual field defect and bilateral tympanic membrane ruptures is described. Owing to extreme agitation, the patient was set to a drug-induced coma for 3 days. After extubation, she experienced simple and complex visual hallucinations for several(More)
  • M. Azadifar, D. Li, +5 authors D. Pavanello
  • 2016
— We present simultaneous current and wideband electric field waveforms at 380 km associated with upward flashes initiated from the Säntis Tower. To the best of the authors' knowledge, the presented dataset in this study includes the first simultaneous records of lightning currents and associated fields featuring ionospheric reflections, and the longest(More)
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