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Inferring Selected Cloud Properties from Satellite Lightning Data

@inproceedings{Schroeder1999InferringSC,
  title={Inferring Selected Cloud Properties from Satellite Lightning Data},
  author={V. Schroeder and M. Baker},
  year={1999}
}
The recent advent of satellite lightning detection programs has introduced a new potential for obtaining global information about other (hard to measure) cloud properties. We have made use of observations together with numerical model studies to show that positive correlations exist between: (1) lightning flashrate (F) and vertical velocity (w); and (2) flashrate (F) and the amount of condensate (water and ice) lofted through the -10 C isotherm (C(sub u)). The lightning flashrate appears to be… Expand
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