9-13 July 2012
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Using WWLLN to track tropical cyclone Irena

10 Jul 2012, 17:30
2h
IT Building

IT Building

Poster Presentation Track D2 - Space Science Poster Session

Speaker

Mr Brett Delport (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Abstract content <br> &nbsp; (Max 300 words)

It is possible to predict and track storm cells using a VLF based lightning location network. This can serve to warn people of the possibility of flash floods or significant lightning activity, both of which represent an appreciable threat to human life. Using the WWLLN global lightning detection network, we have attempted to track the passage of the recent tropical cyclone Irena, which was the cause of significant rainfall on the East coast of South Africa. The WWLLN network has one distinct advantage over the network currently employed by the SAWS for locating lightning, namely its ability to detect lightning over the warm Mozambique current. This technique, presented as a proof of concept, can be used to track future tropical cyclones,or other major rainfall events further inland.

Apply to be<br> consider for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)?

Yes

Main supervisor (name and email)<br>and his / her institution

Andrew Collier (collierab@gmail.com)

Level for award<br>&nbsp;(Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD)?

PhD

Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)?

Yes

Primary author

Mr Brett Delport (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Co-author

Dr Andrew Collier (SANSA Space Science)

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