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Unique stroke-multiplicity of positive lightning in Malaysia


Hamzah, Muhammad Noh and Ab Kadir, Mohd Zainal Abidin and Gomes, Chandima and Md. Arshad, Syahrun Nizam (2015) Unique stroke-multiplicity of positive lightning in Malaysia. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 793. pp. 39-43. ISSN 1660-9336; ESSN: 1662-7482


This paper presents the unique characteristics of positive lightning generated vertical electric field waveforms recorded in Malaysia. The focus of the study was the waveforms due to positive lightning and their number of return strokes in a flash. A total of 172 lightning ground flash records were analysed, out of which 57 flashes contained positive lightning with a number of them having high numbers of subsequent return strokes which is somewhat unusual with observations elsewhere. The field measurements were done by using a parallel plate antenna coupled with a recording system. In contrary to the majority of positive lightning return strokes that has been recorded previously, where the average multiplicity is one, this study showed an average multiplicity of 3.86 which is almost four times higher than that is usually observed.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.793.39
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Keywords: Electric field; Positive lightning; Return stroke; Stroke-multiplicity
Depositing User: Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2018 02:35
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2019 00:22
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/46811
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