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      Lightning climatology over Nepal; lightning detection efficiency; hydrometeors

    • Abstract

       

      The lightning climatology over Nepal is analysed in detail for the first time. For the analysis, we utilised the satellite-based lightning imaging sensor data for the period from 1998 to 2013. A comparison of these climatological results is also performed with two ground-based lightning detection networks, namely, the World Wide Lightning Location Network and the Global Lightning Network for 3 yr from 2011 to 2013. On analysing the data obtained from the three sources, we conclude that the months of April and May are extremely vulnerable in the perspective of lightning hazards in Nepal, in contrast to the results reported previously which indicated that the maximum lightning activity occurred in the month of June. The central and eastern regions of the country receive the majority of lightning strikes during the months of April and May. The present finding is supported by the thunderstorm frequency data obtained from the disaster Information Management System, Nepal and also from thunder-day data from NOAA.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      KUMARJIT SAHA1 NARAYAN PRASAD DAMASE1 2 TRISANU BANIK1 3 BAPAN PAUL1 SHRIRAM SHARMA2 BARIN KUMAR DE1 ANIRBAN GUHA1

      1. Department of Physics, Tripura University, Suryamaninagar, Tripura, India.
      2. Department of Physics, Amrit Science College, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
      3. North Eastern Space Applications Centre, Umiam, Meghalaya, India.
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