Lightning Data Assimilation over the Pacific Ocean

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Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Exhibit Hall B2 (GWCC)
Antti T. Pessi, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI; and S. Businger and T. Cherubini

In this study, we present a method to operationally assimilate lightning data from Vaisala's Long-Range Lightning Detection Network into a mesoscale NWP model and show the results from a case study over the Pacific Ocean. Finally, an approach to the challenge of assessing the performance of an assimilation system over the open ocean is outlined.