The Characteristics of Winter Lightning Strokes Observed with Video Camera Systems

  • Y. Goto
  • K. Narita


Automatically driven video camera systems were developed and used for the observation of winter lightning. It was confirmed that the systems were very useful for the research of exceedingly accidental lightning phenomena. Until December 1988, 120 winter lightning flashes struck an isolated tower were taken pictures with the developed systems. The characteristics of winter lightning discharges to the tower were made clear.


Incidence Angle Lightning Discharge Cumulative Frequency Distribution Lightning Flash Flash Duration 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Goto
    • 1
  • K. Narita
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.Miyagi Polytechnic CollegeMiyagiJapan

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