EGU General Assembly 2021
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Exploiting infrasound detections to identify and track regional storms

Marcell Pásztor1, Csenge Czanik2, and István Bondár2
Marcell Pásztor et al.
  • 1Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Geophysics and Space Sciences, Hungary, Hungary (
  • 2Geodetic and Geophysical Institute, Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences

The infrasound array at Piszkés-tető, Hungary (PSZI) has been operational since May, 2017. Since then PSZI has collected hundreds of thousands detections. These include detections both from known and unknown sources. The categorisation of the detections would be important for future automation. The objective of this study is to identify and collect those detections that belong to local and regional storms and lightings. We present a methodology to identify storms by correlating lightning data from the Blitzortung database we consider as ground truth with the PMCC infrasound detections at PSZI. We also analyse the seasonal variations in the directions and distances of the detected storms.

How to cite: Pásztor, M., Czanik, C., and Bondár, I.: Exploiting infrasound detections to identify and track regional storms, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-6525,, 2021.


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