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Analysis of air humidity and temperature for post lightning circumstances


Tuan Othman, Sharifah Sakinah and Jasni, Jasronita and Mohtar, Mohd Nazim (2017) Analysis of air humidity and temperature for post lightning circumstances. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 25 (spec. Feb.). pp. 79-86. ISSN 0128-7680; ESSN: 2231-8526


Lightning is a natural phenomenon that generates a high electric field during thunderstorm. It has been reported that lightning strikes amid storms can occur around 100 times per second. The atmospheric electric field is an imperative parameter during a thunderstorm. Therefore, monitoring the electric field and its parameters is the best way for local lightning forecast. The electric field monitoring data can validate the accuracy of weather prediction in a local area from meteorology department or by using equipment specially designed to measure this electric field that exists when the phenomenon of lightning occurs. In this paper, the relationship between lightning, air humidity and temperature is discussed to understand the post lightning effect on these electric parameters. Additionally, the characteristics of the parameters are observed and analysed.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Lightning; Humidity; Temperature; Atmospheric electric field
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2017 09:47
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 03:59
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/55848
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