Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Engineering Physics
Anthony Franz, PhD
Lightning affects military and civilian operations. Characterization of the distribution of global lightning strikes of two detection networks based on solar wind events is analyzed. the median analysis by latitude gave different results for the two network datasets. The KLD pulled out some common features such as the seasonal dependence and a general increase in lightning at the equator. Comparisons between different datasets must be handled carefully. the KLD method may be a way to capture common features, or assess how similar the datasets are. A detailed analysis of the differences between the tow networks detection algorithms and investigating other space weather parameters should be accomplished in the future.
DTIC Accession Number
Baxter, Adam L., "Modulation of Lightning Occurrence by the Solar Wind" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 3884.