Differences in Winter Lighting Activity over Land and Sea across the Eastern Coast of the Mediterranean

  title={Differences in Winter Lighting Activity over Land and Sea across the Eastern Coast of the Mediterranean},
  author={Orit Altaratz and Zev Levin and Yoav Yosef Yair and Baruch Ziv},
The changes in the electrical activity of thunderstorms, crossing the eastern coast of the Mediterranean into central and northern parts of Israel are reported. This four-year study (1995-1999) is based on LPATS measurements of ground lightning strikes during winter storms associated with Cyprus Low synoptic systems. The spatial distribution of flash density shows a maximum over Mount Carmel, possibly due to topographical forcing. The annual variation shows a major maximum in January with two… CONTINUE READING


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