First data of the Colombia Lightning Mapping Array - COLMA
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The first data set of VHF lightning mapping using a Lightning Mapping Array system - LMA in a tropical region is presented in this paper. Six sensors were installed at the north of Colombia near Santa Marta city. Since the installation of the LMA network in 2015, up to 7000 intra-cloud (IC) discharges from September to November 2015 have been analyzed. The data suggests that, the electrical charge distribution in tropical thunderstorms shows higher vertical development reaching higher altitudes
CitationLopez, J., Montaña, J., Van Der Velde, O., Romero, D., Aranguren-Fino, H., Torres-Sanchez, H., Taborda, J., Martínez, J. First data of the Colombia Lightning Mapping Array - COLMA. A: International Conference on Lightning Protection. "International Conference on Lightning Protection 2016: [Estoril, Portugal, 25-30 September 2016: proceedings]". Estoril: Zakon Group, 2016, p. 1-5.