Articles | Volume 12, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2881–2911, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-2881-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2881–2911, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-2881-2019

Research article 27 May 2019

Research article | 27 May 2019

Polarimetric radar characteristics of lightning initiation and propagating channels

Jordi Figueras i Ventura et al.

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This paper presents an analysis of a large dataset of lightning and polarimetric weather radar data collected over the course of a lightning measurement campaign that took place in the summer of 2017 in the area surrounding Säntis in northeastern Switzerland. We show that polarimetric weather radar data can be helpful in determining regions where lightning is more likely to occur, which is a first step towards a lightning nowcasting system.