2011 Workshop:Transient Luminous Events and TGFs

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Lightning Effects on the Upper Atmosphere

Location, Date/Time and Duration

2 hours


Ningyu Liu
Mark Stanley
Mike Taylor

Workshop Categories

Altitudes: MLT - Latitudes: global - Inst/Model: optical - Other: radio, satellite, and modeling

Format of the Workshop

Short Presentations

Estimated attendance


Requested Specific Days

First two days of the CEDAR workshop.

Special technology requests


The workshop is justified/motivated by recent new development on studies of the coupling between the lower and upper atmospheres through thunderstorm/lightning related processes.


This workshop will cover all aspects of coupling between lightning and the ionosphere/thermosphere/mesosphere system. Results from observational, theoretical and modeling studies regarding the energetic coupling of lightning activities with the upper atmosphere will be presented and discussed. Contributions on sprites, jets, elves, terrestrial gamma ray flashes, and related electromagnetic effects are welcome, as are those on related topics, such as the local and global effects of these processes, the characteristics of lightning responsible for these phenomena, and other related nonlinear electromagnetic wave/ionosphere interactions. We are also interested in developments of new observational instruments and remote sensing techniques as well as future observation campaigns. The workshop will be consisting of scheduled short presentations. Students are strongly encouraged to contribute to this workshop.

Workshop Summary

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Workshop Presentations

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