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    • LMA observations of upward lightning flashes at the Säntis Tower initiated by nearby lightning activity 

      Sunjerga, A.; Rubinstein, M.; Pineda, Nicolau; Mostajabi, A.; Azadifar, M.; Romero Durán, David; Van der Velde, Oscar Arnoud; Montanya, Joan; Figueras i Ventura, Jordi; Besic, Nikola; Grazioli, Jacopo; Hering, Alessandro; Germann, Urs; Diendorfer, Gerhard; Rachidi-Haeri, Farhad (2020-04)
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      We present in this paper lightning current measurements, LMA (Lightning Mapping Array) data and fast antenna electric fields associated with upward flashes observed at the Säntis Tower during summer of 2017. The LMA network ...
    • Meteorological aspects of self-initiated upward lightning at the Säntis Tower (Switzerland) 

      Pineda, Nicolau; Figueras i Ventura, Jordi; Romero Durán, David; Mostajabi, A.; Azadifar, M.; Sunjerga, A.; Rachidi-Haeri, Farhad; Rubinstein, M.; Montanya, Joan; Van der Velde, Oscar Arnoud; Altube Vázquez, Patricia; Besic, Nikola; Grazioli, Jacopo; Germann, Urs; Williams, Earle R. (2019-12-26)
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      Interest in exploring the meteorological conditions favoring upward lightning from tall man-made structures has grown in recent years, largely due to the worldwide expansion of wind energy. To this end, instrumented towers ...
    • Meteorological aspects of winter upward lightning from an instrumented tower in the Pyrenees 

      Pineda, Nicolau; Montanya, Joan; Romero Durán, David; Bech, Joan; González Lopez, Sergio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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      A case study of winter upward lightning is analysed. In particular, the study focuses on the meteorological aspects that favoured the triggering of upward lightning by an instrumented tower in the eastern Pyrenees. Starting ...
    • Observations of corona point discharges from grounded rods under thunderstorms 

      Sousa Arcanjo, Marcelo Augusto; Montanya Puig, Joan; Urbani, Michele; Lorenzo, Victor; Pineda, Nicolau (2021-01-01)
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      We investigated features of corona point discharges when a grounded conductive rod is subject to a high background electric field. In the laboratory, high voltage is applied to an upper plate in a plane-to-point experiment, ...
    • Study of the total lightning activity in a hailstorm 

      Montañá Puig, Juan; Soula, Serge; Pineda, Nicolau; Van der Velde, Oscar Arnoud; Clapers, Pere; Solà de las Fuentes, Glòria; Bech, Joan; Romero Durán, David (2009)
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      A thunderstorm that developed over northeastern Spain on 16 June 2006 is analyzed. This severe thunderstorm produced hailstones as large as 40 mm and had a lifetime of 3 h and 30 min. Radar cross-sections show strong ...
    • Thunderstorm characteristics favouring downward and upward lightning to wind turbines 

      Pineda, Nicolau; Montañá Puig, Juan; Salvador Yuste, Albert; Van der Velde, Oscar Arnoud; López Trujillo, Jesús Alberto (2018-12-01)
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      Meteorological conditions and thunderstorm characteristics related to lightning threats to wind turbines are discussed in this paper. Due to the rotating blades, wind turbines may be regarded peculiar tall objects, more ...