Show simple item record

dc.creatorBillingsley, David Brian
dc.descriptionDue to the character of the original source materials and the nature of batch digitization, quality control issues may be present in this document. Please report any quality issues you encounter to, referencing the URI of the item.en
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between storm dynamics and cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning characteristics in the convective region of the 10-11 June 1985 PRE-STORM (Preliminary Regional Experiment for Stormscale Operational and Research Meteorology) squall line has been examined over a period of 49 minutes. Lightning data from the National Severe Storms Laboratory lightning detection network combined with seven dual-Doppler analyses provided a unique dataset in which to study this Mesoscale Convective System (MCS). The mature phase of this system passed through the dual-Doppler analysis domain during a period when the convective region made an apparent transition to a weaker convective state. For the overall system, the peak in flash rates was shown to lag the maximum in the vertical velocity by roughly 1 0 to 20 minutes. Cross-sectional analyses revealed numerous examples of this time lag along with a coincidence of descending mid-toupper level reflectivity features and increasing CG flash rates. Along-line dynamical differences in the convective region may have contributed to significant spatial variations in the flash rate. The northern portion of the line featured stronger, more continuous updrafts along with a relative sparseness of lightning strikes. The southern section displayed weaker, but more discrete cell evolution which coincided with a rather uniform and substantial number of CG strikes.en
dc.publisherTexas A&M University
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries in 2008. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectMajor meteorology.en
dc.titleEvolution of cloud-to-ground lightning characteristics within the convective region of a midlatitude squall lineen
dc.format.digitalOriginreformatted digitalen

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

This item and its contents are restricted. If this is your thesis or dissertation, you can make it open-access. This will allow all visitors to view the contents of the thesis.

Request Open Access