Seismoacoustic Study of Thunder and Lightning Using the AlpArray

Artemii Novoselov, Manfred Dorninger, G Diendorfer, Götz Bokelmann, AlpArray Working Group

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We obtain a large dataset of seismic data from the temporary seismic network AlpArray in Europe and a large dataset of lightning data from the lightning location system Austrian Lightning Detection and Information System and focus on the investigation of thunder signals recorded with seismic stations in a frequency range of 10-49 Hz if no other frequency band is specified. We try to establish whether important information about a lightning flash can be determined independent of optical and electrical measurements through the means of seismic analysis. Seismic data provide useful information on thunder and lightning, and we observe a correlation between lightning peak current and maximum ground displacement induced by the thunder for positive cloudto- ground flashes of lightning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3404–3421
Number of pages18
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 105122 Seismic

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