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NH1.2/AS1.6/SSS9.29 Media

Atmospheric Electricity, Thunderstorms, Lightning and their effects (co-organized)
Convener: Yoav Yair  | Co-Conveners: Serge Soula , Colin Price , Yukihiro Takahashi , R.Giles Harrison 
 / Mon, 24 Apr, 08:30–12:00  / 13:30–15:00
 / Attendance Mon, 24 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Lightning is the energetic manifestation of electrical breakdown, occurring after charge separation processes operating on micro and macro-scales, leading to strong electric fields within thunderstorms. Lightning is associated with severe weather, torrential rains and flash floods. It has significant effects on various atmospheric layers and drives the fair-weather electric field.
This session seeks contributions from research in atmospheric electricity on:

Atmospheric electricity in fair weather and the global electrical circuit
Atmospheric chemical effects of lightning and the contribution of LtNOx
Middle atmospheric Transient Luminous Events
Global lightning patterns in an era of climate change
Thunderstorms, flash floods and severe weather
Urban effects on lightning
Modeling of thunderstorms and lightning
Now-casting and forecasting of thunderstorms
Lightning detection networks
New airborne and ground-based observation techniques