The Three-Dimensional Locating of VHF Broadband Lightning Interferometers
AbstractVHF (Very High Frequency) lightning interferometers can locate and observe lightning discharges with a high time resolution. Especially the appearance of continuous interferometers makes the 2-D location of interferometers further improve in time resolution and completeness. However, there is uncertainty in the conclusion obtained by simply analyzing the 2-D locating information. Without the support of other 3-D total lightning locating networks, the 2-station interferometer becomes an option to obtain 3-D information. This paper introduces a 3-D lightning location method of a 2-station broadband interferometer, which uses the theodolite wind measurement method for reference, and gives the simulation results of the location accuracy. Finally, using the multi-baseline continuous 2-D locating method and the 3-D locating method, the locating results of one intra-cloud flash and the statistical results of the initiation heights of 61 cloud-to-ground flashes and 80 intra-cloud flashes are given. The results show that the two-station interferometer has high observation accuracy on both sides of the connection between the two sites. The locating accuracy will deteriorate as the distance between the radiation source and the two stations increases or the height decreases. The actual locating results are similar to those of the existing VHF TDOA (Time Difference of Arrival) lightning locating network. View Full-Text
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Liu, H.; Qiu, S.; Dong, W. The Three-Dimensional Locating of VHF Broadband Lightning Interferometers. Atmosphere 2018, 9, 317.
Liu H, Qiu S, Dong W. The Three-Dimensional Locating of VHF Broadband Lightning Interferometers. Atmosphere. 2018; 9(8):317.Chicago/Turabian Style
Liu, Hengyi; Qiu, Shi; Dong, Wansheng. 2018. "The Three-Dimensional Locating of VHF Broadband Lightning Interferometers." Atmosphere 9, no. 8: 317.
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