Total Lightning Flash Activity Response to Aerosol over China Area
AbstractTwelve years of measurements of aerosol optical depth (AOD), cloud fraction, cloud top height, ice cloud optical thickness and lightning flash density from 2001 to 2012 have been analyzed to investigate the effect of aerosols on electrical activity over an area of China. The results show that increasing aerosol loading inspires the convective intensity, and then increases the lightning flash density. The spatial distribution of the correlation between aerosol loading and electrical activity shows a remarkable regional difference over China. The high-correlation regions embody the positive aerosol microphysical effect on the intensity of the electrical activity, while the large-scale processes may play the main role in convection development and producing lightning in low-correlation regions. View Full-Text
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Zhao, P.; Zhou, Y.; Xiao, H.; Liu, J.; Gao, J.; Ge, F. Total Lightning Flash Activity Response to Aerosol over China Area. Atmosphere 2017, 8, 26.
Zhao P, Zhou Y, Xiao H, Liu J, Gao J, Ge F. Total Lightning Flash Activity Response to Aerosol over China Area. Atmosphere. 2017; 8(2):26.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhao, Pengguo; Zhou, Yunjun; Xiao, Hui; Liu, Jia; Gao, Jinhui; Ge, Fei. 2017. "Total Lightning Flash Activity Response to Aerosol over China Area." Atmosphere 8, no. 2: 26.
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