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Triggered Lightning

Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Location: El Gallo Mexican Restaurant, 2910 S Congress, Austin, Texas, 512-444-2205 Speaker: Dr. Maher A Dayeh, Southwest Research Institute
Implications of X-ray observations on the microphysics of lightning initiation Throughout the last decade, observations of X-ray emissions have been confirmed during both the dart leader phase of rocket-triggered and the step leader phase of natural cloud-to-ground lightning. These measurements have largely enhanced our understanding of the microphysics of lightning initiation, propagation, and attachment processes. In this talk, I will review the basic physics of lightning and the electron runaway mechanisms. I will also describe and report on a series of experiments performed at the UF/Florida Tech International Center for Lightning Research and Testing (ICLRT) at Camp Blanding, Florida. These ground-based X-ray experiments, along with the advancements in high speed video technology, continue to provide new insights into the production of energetic radiation and the mechanisms of lightning process, all of which remain poorly understood.

Cost: • $11 or $13 for IEEE members and accompanying spouses • $14 or $16 for non-IEEE members • $2 for Drinks • Student members FREE and $2 for specials, • $3 student visitors, and non-meal participants

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