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  • WMO world record lightning extremes: longest reported flash distance and longest reported flash duration 

    Lang, Timothy J.; Pédeboy, Stéphane; Rison, William; Montañá Puig, Juan; Cerveny, Randall S.; Chauzy, Serge; MacGorman, Donald R.; Holle, Ronald L.; Ávila, Eldo; Zhang, Yijun; Carbin, Gregory; Mansell, Edward R.; Kuleshov, Yuriy; Peterson, Thomas C.; Brunet, Manola; Driouech, Fatima; Krahenbuhl, Daniel S. (2016-09-16)
    Article
    Open Access
    A World Meteorological Organization weather and climate extremes committee has judged that the world’s longest reported distance for a single lightning flash occurred with a horizontal distance of 321 km (199.5 mi) over ...
  • X-Rays from long laboratory sparks in air 

    Montañá Puig, Juan; March Nomen, Victor; Kochkin, Pavlo (2016-07-01)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Open Access
    This collective book provides a review of research concentrated on runaway electron beams and X-rays in an inhomogeneous electric field with different gases at increased pressure. Attention is also given to supershort ...
  • DC voltage droop control design for multiterminal HVDC systems considering AC and DC grid dynamics 

    Prieto Araujo, Eduardo; Egea Àlvarez, Agustí; Fekriasl, Sajjad; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (2016-04-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper focuses on the droop-based dc voltage control design for multiterminal VSC-HVDC grid systems, considering the ac and the dc system dynamics. The droop control design relies on detailed linearized models of the ...
  • Space vector modulation technique for 3-level NPC converter with constant switching frequency 

    Ouerdani, Imen; Ben Abdelghani, Hafedh; Ben Abdelghani, Afef Bennani; Montesinos Miracle, Daniel; Slama-Belkhodja, Ilhem (HINDAWI, 2016-07-15)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper presents a simple Space Vector Modulation (SVM) methodology for a three-level NPC converter. Nearest three vectors (NTV) and corresponding duty cycles are deduced through simple generic mathematical expressions. ...
  • Global distribution of winter lightning: a threat to wind turbines and aircraft 

    Montañá Puig, Juan; Fabró Tàpia, Ferran; Van der Velde, Oscar Arnoud; March Nomen, Victor; Williams, Earle R.; Pineda Ruegg, Nicolau; Romero Durán, David; Solà de Las Fuentes, Gloria; Freijo Álvarez, Modesto (2016-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Lightning is one of the major threats to multi-megawatt wind turbines and a concern for modern aircraft due to the use of lightweight composite materials. Both wind turbines and aircraft can initiate lightning, and very ...
  • Statistics and variability of the altitude of elves 

    Van der Velde, Oscar Arnoud; Montañá Puig, Juan (2016-05-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    From June 2008 to January 2016 nearly 800 elves have been recorded by a low-light camera in northeastern Spain. Elves occur in this region mainly over the lower-topped cold airmass maritime thunderstorms, peaking from ...
  • Day-ahead micro-market design for distributed energy resources 

    Olivella Rosell, Pol; Viñals Canal, Guillem; Sumper, Andreas; Villafafila Robles, Roberto; Bremdal, Bernt; Ilieva, Iliana; Ottesen, Stig Odegaard (2016)
    Conference report
    Open Access
  • Topologies for large scale photovoltaic power plants 

    Cabrera Tobar, Ana; Bullich Massagué, Eduard; Aragüés Peñalba, Mònica; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (2016-06-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. The concern of increasing renewable energy penetration into the grid together with the reduction of prices of photovoltaic solar panels during the last decade have enabled the ...
  • Power plant control in large-scale photovoltaic plants: Design, implementation and validation in a 9.4 MW photovoltaic plant 

    Bullich Massagué, Eduard; Ferrer San José, Ricard; Aragüés Peñalba, Mònica; Serrano Salamanca, Luis; Pacheco Navas, Carlos; Gomis Bellmunt, Oriol (2016-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    © The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2016. This study proposes an algorithm for active and reactive power management in large photovoltaic (PV) power plants. The algorithm is designed in order to fulfil the ...
  • Determination of the recovered-fiber content in paperboard samples by applying mid-infrared spectroscopy 

    Riba Ruiz, Jordi-Roger; Canals Parelló, Trini; Cantero Gómez, María Rosa (2015-04-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Paperboard is widely used in different applications, such as packaging and graphic printing, among others. Consumption of recycled paper is growing, which has led the paper-mill packaging industry to apply strict quality ...

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