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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/19005

Title: Connection between Severe Weather and Intense Lightning
Authors: Yandulska, Kateryna
Advisor: Janischewskyj, Wasyl
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords: lightning, storm, intense, lightning studies, lightning studies research group, charge, ECHOTOP, CAPPI, severe, non-severe, environment, CN Tower, weather, correlation
Issue Date: 17-Feb-2010
Abstract: This Thesis researches, explains and provides conclusions for the question of correlation between data and criteria used by Environment Canada (EC) and Lightning Studies Research Group (LSG) of University of Toronto. The necessity of such correlation arises from the question of common criteria between severe weather, as it shown in graphical data from EC, and intense lighting storms, recorded by LSG, despite deep differences in area, time scale and object of observation used by those two organizations. The objective of the Thesis is not only to compare those two, very different sets of data and criteria and find out the common ground between them, but also to provide in-depth explanation of criteria, used by Lighting Studies Research Group, along with revisiting and establishing some of them. Eight storm cases, taken from years 2005-2008 provide cases for practical research, which affects intermediate Greater Toronto Area.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/19005
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