Lightning Activity over Large Urban Areas of the Southeastern Brazil

  title={Lightning Activity over Large Urban Areas of the Southeastern Brazil},
  author={Kleber P. Naccarato and Osmar Pinto and Iara R. C. A. Pinto},
This paper presents the preliminary results from CG lightning characteristics analysis over three large urban areas in southeastern Brazil: the São Paulo metropolitan area, Vale do Paraíba Paulista and the Campinas metropolitan area. A lightning dataset of about 310,000 flashes was obtained by the Brazilian lightning detection network during the months of December, January and February from 1999 to 2002 (three summer seasons). It was observed an enhancement of the CG lightning density over the… CONTINUE READING


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