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Analysis of lightning occurence in Zambia


Nyambe, Silumelume H. and Lubasi, Foster Chileshe and Gomes, Chandima and Gomes, Ashen (2014) Analysis of lightning occurence in Zambia. In: 2014 International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP), 11-18 Oct. 2014, Shanghai, China. (pp. 1919-1925).


This paper presents analysis of human observations on thunder days in five regional centers in Zambia. The regions covered are specifically of interest to aviation industry. The variation pattern of monthly thunder days show that the lightning activity has well-detectable oscillatory pattern over the year. However, the pattern varies from region to region thus, as a single country Zambia experiences lightning almost throughout the year. We strongly recommend the installation of automated lightning detection system in the country to provide more accurate lightning ground flash and cloud flash density mapping. Such information will play a vital role in lightning safety and protection planning.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICLP.2014.6973442
Publisher: IEEE (IEEE Xplore)
Keywords: Lightning safety; Isokeraunic level; Thunderstorm; Zambia
Depositing User: Samsida Samsudin
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2014 07:49
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2015 01:01
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.1109/ICLP.2014.6973442
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/32676
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