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LF/VLF Intracloud Waveform Classification

Matthew J. Heavner, David M. Suszcynsky, and David A. Smith
Space and Atmospheric Sciences Group
Los Alamos National Lab


The Los Alamos Sferic Array network of fast electric-field-change meters has geolocated over seven million lightning events in the United States (primarily near New Mexico and Florida) from 1998 to the present. Previous work has included the automated identification of cloud-to-ground lightning and a specific type of intracloud lightning (narrow bipolar events). We are extending this work to include the identification of general intracloud lightning activity and leader activity preceeding cloud-to-ground discharges.

Matt Heavner 2003-04-02