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dc.contributor.advisorNuss, Wendell A.
dc.contributor.authorMachina, Alexia J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:43:08Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:43:08Z
dc.date.issued2009-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4791
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractFrozen hydrometeors are required for a storm to produce lightning. Previous research has made strong correlations between ice mass and lightning flash rate and lightning flash density. This study attempted to correlate ice mass to lightning potential Operational interest is centered at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station/Kennedy Space Center where accurate weather forecasting is vital to mission requirements, resource protection, and personnel safety. Four pulse storms were chosen for the study: 2 June 2004, 26 June 2004, 6 June 2005, and 15 June 2005. These storms were known lightning producers. The ice mass of each storm was calculated using a new layered approach called Layered Vertically Integrated Frozen Content (LVIF). The LVIF technique uses radar reflectivity (Z) to calculate ice content (M) at six temperature layers between -10°C and -40°C, with each layer 5°C. This Z-M relationship was analyzed for lightning potential. The results indicate there is no correlation between LVIF and lightning potential.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/zminlightningfor109454791
dc.format.extentxiv, 45 p. : ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshMeteorologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshLightningen_US
dc.titleZ-M in lightning forecastingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderPfeiffer, Karl D.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Air Force (USAF) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc320375527
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMeteorologyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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