Session 16D Tropical Cyclone Lightning: Observation and Intensity Change

Friday, 14 May 2010: 10:15 AM-12:00 PM
Tucson Salon A-C (JW MArriott Starr Pass Resort)
Host: 29th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology
Roger T. Edson, NOAA/NWS, Weather Forecast Office Guam, Barrigada, Guam

10:15 AM
Evolution of convective events as indicated by total lightning within three major hurricanes during periods of rapid intensification
Alexandre Olivier Fierro, LANL, Los ALamos, NM; and X. Shao, J. Reisner, T. D. Hamlin, and J. D. Harlin
10:30 AM
Validation of Vaisala's Global Lightning Dataset (GLD360) over the continental United States
Nicholas W. S. Demetriades, Vaisala, Inc., Tucson, AZ; and M. J. Murphy and J. A. Cramer
10:45 AM
Eyewall lightning outbreaks and tropical cyclone intensity change
Steven Businger, Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and R. Knabb, N. W. S. Demetriades, and R. L. Holle
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
Polarity and energetics of inner core lightning in three intense North Atlantic hurricanes
Jeremy N. Thomas, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA; and N. N. Solorzano, S. A. Cummer, and R. H. Holzworth
11:45 AM
Investigating intensity change in Cyclone Nargis using lightning activity and environmental data
Natalia N. Solorzano, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA; and J. N. Thomas, R. H. Holzworth, and C. J. Rodger
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