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  • Sprites and elves as proxy of energetic lightning flashes in winter: what can we learn from mesospheric discharges for the protection of wind turbines? 

    Montañá Puig, Juan; Fabró Tàpia, Ferran; Van der Velde, Oscar Arnoud; Hermoso, Blas (2011)
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    Sprites and Elves are commonly observed in Europe, especially also in winter maritime storms. It is well known that sprites are related to large electric charge positive flashes and elves are related with high amplitude ...
  • Understanding lightning leaders 

    Montañá Puig, Juan (2016)
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    a lightning flash is defined by the initiation and multiple development of leaders. But lightning leaders are still poorly understood. Since most of my atmospheric electricity has been focused on lightning that means that ...
  • Basic lightning flash properties derived from lightning mapping array data 

    Montañá Puig, Juan; Pineda Ruegg, Nicolau; Van der Velde, Oscar Arnoud; Solà de Las Fuentes, Gloria; Argemí Ribera, Oriol; Fabró Tàpia, Ferran; Romero Durán, David; Aranguren Fino, Daniel (2016)
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    The size and duration of lightning flashes are examined. Data from the Ebro Valley Laboratory Lightning Mapping Array is used as reference. Additional data from the VLF/LF LINET network is included. In the analysis, each ...
  • Effects of the topography on the thundercloud electrostatic field measurements 

    Aranguren Fino, Daniel; Montañá Puig, Juan; Torres, Horacio (2014)
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    This paper presents thunderstorm electrostatic field measurements carried out by electric field mills located at mountainous regions in Spain and Colombia. The profile of electric field changes ¿E due to lightning vs ...
  • Observation and properties of a sub-cloud bidirectional leader 

    Montañá Puig, Juan; Van der Velde, Oscar Arnoud; Williams, Earle R.; Pineda Ruegg, Nicolau; Romero Durán, David (2014)
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    In this paper we present the evolution of a bidirectional leader which appeared in ‘virgin’ air. In the observations we did not find any delay between the onsets of the two leader ends. The positive leader end presented a ...
  • Schumann Resonance spectral characteristics: a useful tool to study Transient Luminous Events (TLEs) on global scale 

    Guha, Anirban; Williams, Earle R.; Boldi, Robert; Satori, Gabriella; Nagy, Tamás; Montañá Puig, Juan; Ortega, Pascal (2014)
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  • X-rays and microwave RF power from high voltage laboratory sparks 

    Montañá Puig, Juan; Fabró Tàpia, Ferran; March Nomen, Víctor; Van der Velde, Oscar Arnoud; Solà de Las Fuentes, Gloria; Romero Durán, David (2014)
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    Lightning involves high energy processes that still are not well understood. In the laboratory voltages pulses are used to produce long sparks allowing the production of energetic radiation. In this paper X-rays emitted ...
  • Experimental determination of potential distribution on a CFRP laminate and thermal images of DC and impulse currents: evaluation of connections 

    Montañá Puig, Juan; Romero Durán, David; López Escutaro, Ricardo; Tobella, Guillem (2015)
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    Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) components are commonly present in new generation of wind turbine blades and aircraft. CFRP components are preferred for its good mechanical strength and low weight. However, CFRP is ...
  • Radiated transient interferences measurement procedure to evaluate digital communication systems 

    Pous Solà, Marc; Azpúrua Auyanet, Barón Marco Aurelio; Silva Martínez, Fernando (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
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    In this paper, a measurement procedure to capture properly the electromagnetic fields generated by radiated transient interferences is described. Measuring this type of impulsive noise out of the measurements defined at ...
  • Total lightning detections of lightning flashes recorded by means of high-speed videos 

    Montañá Puig, Juan; Van der Velde, Oscar Arnoud; Romero Durán, David; March Nomen, Víctor; Solà de Las Fuentes, Gloria; Pineda Ruegg, Nicolau (2011)
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    A detailed analysis of two lightning flashes is presented. High speed video, total lightning detections and electric field measurements are the basis of the study. In general, the observed negative cloud-to-ground ...

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