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January 27, 2017


Production mechanisms of leptons, photons and hadrons and their possible feedback close to lightning leaders

Christoph Köhn, Gabriel Diniz and Muhsin N. Harakeh

Accepted manuscript online: 25 JAN 2017 04:06AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025445


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Dancing sprites: detailed analysis of two case studies

Serge Soula, Janusz Mlynarczyk, Martin Füllekrug, Nicolau Pineda, Jean‐François Georgis, Oscar van der Velde, Joan Montanyà and Ferran Fabro

Accepted manuscript online: 19 JAN 2017 06:50AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025548


Stratiform cloud electrification: comparison of theory with multiple in-cloud measurements

Nicoll, KA; Harrison, RC

QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, 142 (700):2679-2691; 10.1002/qj.2858 PT A OCT 2016 


Statistical analysis of spatial and temporal variations in atmospheric electric fields from a regional array of field mills

G. M. Lucas, J. P. Thayer and Wiebke Deierling

Accepted manuscript online: 11 JAN 2017 02:10PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025944



Albrecht, RI; Goodman, SJ; Buechler, DE; Blakeslee, RJ; Christian, HJ

BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, 97 (11):2051-2068; 10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00193.1 NOV 2016 


Global distribution and properties of continuing current in lightning

Phillip M. Bitzer

Version of Record online: 18 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025532


The properties of optical lightning flashes and the clouds they illuminate

Michael Peterson, Wiebke Deierling, Chuntao Liu, Douglas Mach and Christina Kalb

Version of Record online: 13 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025312


A study of National Lightning Detection Network responses to natural lightning based on ground truth data acquired at LOG with emphasis on cloud discharge activity (pages 14,651–14,660)

Y. Zhu, V. A. Rakov, M. D. Tran and A. Nag

Version of Record online: 29 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025574


Luminosity progression in dart‐stepped leader step formation (pages 14,612–14,620)

D. Wang, N. Takagi, M. A. Uman and D. M. Jordan

Version of Record online: 23 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025813


High‐speed video observation of stepwise propagation of a natural upward positive leader (pages 14,307–14,315)

Zhichao Wang, Xiushu Qie, Rubin Jiang, Caixia Wang, Gaopeng Lu, Zhuling Sun, Mingyuan Liu and Yunjiao Pu

Version of Record online: 17 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025605


A statistical approach for site error correction in *lightning* location networks with DF/TOA technique and its application results, Lu, T; Chen, ML; Du, YP; Qiu, ZX

ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH, 184 103-111; 10.1016/j.atmosres.2016.10.009 FEB 1 2017 


Numerical study on the effect of charge separation at low cloud temperature and effective water content on *thunderstorm* electrification, Tsenova, BD; Barakova, D; Mitzeva, R

ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH, 184 1-14; 10.1016/j.atmosres.2016.09.011 FEB 1 2017 


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Initiation and propagation of cloud-to-ground *lightning* observed with a high-speed video camera

Tran, MD; Rakov, VA, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 6 10.1038/srep39521 DEC 21 2016 


Julius Elster and Hans Geitel – Dioscuri of physics and pioneer investigators in atmospheric electricity

Author(s): Rudolf G. A. Fricke and Kristian Schlegel MS No.: hgss-2016-14 MS Type: Review article

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McQuate, S. (2017), New way to gauge lightning’s role in ozone formation, Eos, 98, doi:10.1029/2017EO065893.


Modeling the high-latitude ground response to the excitation of the ionospheric MHD modes by *atmospheric electric* discharge, Fedorov, E; Mazur, N; Pilipenko, V; Baddeley, L, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 121 (11):11282-11301; 10.1002/2016JA023354 NOV 2016 


Fractal Model of a Compact Intracloud Discharge. II. Specific Features of Electromagnetic Emission

Davydenko, SS; Iudin, DI, RADIOPHYSICS AND QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, 59 (7):560-575; 10.1007/s11141-016-9723-5 DEC 2016 


*Lightning* occurrence data observed with *lightning* location systems of electric power companies in Japan: 2009-2013

Shindo, T; Motoyama, H; Miki, T; Saito, M; Matsueda, A; Honma, N; Hida,

T; Shinjo, K; Hayashi, K; Awazu, H; Makabe, K; Fujikawa, M; Kurihara, S;



Analysis of *lightning* hazards in India, Selvi, S; Rajapandian, S, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DISASTER RISK REDUCTION, 19 22-24; 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2016.08.021 OCT 2016 


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A pipeline to link meteorological information and TGFs detected by AGILE

A. Ursi, P. Sanò, D. Casella, M. Marisaldi, S. Dietrich and M. Tavani

Accepted manuscript online: 24 DEC 2016 12:51AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016JA023137


Spatial variability of correlated color temperature of *lightning* channels

Shimoji, N; Aoyama, R; Hasegawa, W

Results in Physics, 6 161-162; 10.1016/j.rinp.2016.03.004 2016 


*Lightning* world records

WEATHER, 71 (11):272-272; NOV 2016 


Polarimetric radar characteristics of storms with and without lightning activity (JGR pages 14,201–14,220)

Enrique V. Mattos, Luiz A. T. Machado, Earle R. Williams and Rachel I. Albrecht

Version of Record online: 10 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025142


Bipolar lightning flashes observed at the Sentis Tower: Do we need to modify the traditional classification? (JGR pages 14,117–14,126)

Mohammad Azadifar, Farhad Rachidi, Marcos Rubinstein, Vladimir A. Rakov, Mario Paolone and Davide Pavanello

Version of Record online: 14 DEC 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025461


Follow Phenomenon of Breakdown Voltage in SF6 under *Lightning* Impulse

You, HY; Zhang, QG; Ma, JT; Qin, YF; Wen, T; Guo, C; Zhang, YX



WWLLN *lightning* and satellite microwave radiometrics at 37 to 183GHz: Thunderstorms in the broad tropics

Solorzano, NN; Thomas, JN; Hutchins, ML; Holzworth, RH

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 121 (20):12298-12318; 10.1002/2016JD025374 OCT 27 2016 


Variability and trends of annual and seasonal *thunderstorm* frequency over Bangladesh

Saha, TR; Quadir, DA

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY, 36 (14):4651-4666; 10.1002/joc.4663 NOV 2016 


Spatially adaptive probabilistic computation of a sub-kilometre resolution *lightning* climatology for New Zealand

Etherington, TR; Perry, GLW

COMPUTERS & GEOSCIENCES, 98 38-45; 10.1016/j.cageo.2016.09.010 JAN 2017 


Field Measurements of Terrestrial and Martian Dust Devils

Murphy, J; Steakley, K; Balme, M; Deprez, G; Esposito, F; Kahanpaa, H;

Lemmon, M; Lorenz, R; Murdoch, N; Neakrase, L; Patel, M; Whelley, P

SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 203 (1-4):39-87; 10.1007/s11214-016-0283-y NOV 2016 


AC and DC global electric circuit properties and the height profile of atmospheric conductivity

Kudintseva, IG; Nickolaenko, AP; Rycroft, MJ; Odzimek, A

ANNALS OF GEOPHYSICS, 59 (5):10.4401/ag-6870 2016 


Applications of Electrified Dust and Dust Devil Electrodynamics to Martian Atmospheric Electricity

Harrison, RG; Barth, E; Esposito, F; Merrison, J; Montmessin, F; Aplin,

KL; Borlina, C; Berthelier, JJ; Deprez, G; Farrell, WM; Houghton, IMP;

Renno, NO; Nicoll, KA; Tripathi, SN; Zimmerman, M

SPACE SCIENCE REVIEWS, 203 (1-4):299-345; 10.1007/s11214-016-0241-8 NOV 2016 


Atmospheric electricity as a proxy for air quality: Relationship between potential gradient and pollutant gases in an urban environment

Silva, HG; Conceicao, R; Khan, MAH; Matthews, JC; Wright, MD;

Collares-Pereira, M; Shallcross, DE

JOURNAL OF ELECTROSTATICS, 84 32-41; 10.1016/j.elstat.2016.08.006 DEC 2016 


Anomalous diurnal variation of atmospheric potential gradient and air-Earth current density observed at Maitri, Antarctica

Jeeva, K; Gurubaran, S; Williams, ER; Kamra, AK; Sinha, AK; Guha, A;

Selvaraj, C; Nair, KU; Dhar, A

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 121 (21):12593-12611; 10.1002/2016JD025043 NOV 16 2016 


Saharan dust electrification perceived by a triangle of atmospheric electricity stations in Southern Portugal

Silva, HG; Lopes, FM; Pereira, S; Nicoll, K; Barbosa, SM; Conceicao, R;

Neves, S; Harrison, RG; Pereira, MC

JOURNAL OF ELECTROSTATICS, 84 106-120; 10.1016/j.elstat.2016.10.002 DEC 2016 


On the connection of *gamma-ray bursts* and X-ray flashes in the BATSE and RHESSI databases

Ripa, J; Meszaros, A

ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE, 361 (12):10.1007/s10509-016-2960-4 DEC 2016 


Unusually high frequency natural VLF radio emissions observed during daytime in Northern Finland

Manninen, J; Turunen, T; Kleimenova, N; Rycroft, M; Gromova, L; Sirvio,

Environmental Research Letters, 11 (12):10.1088/1748-9326/11/12/124006 DEC 2016 


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The influence of bremsstrahlung on electric discharge streamers in N-2, O-2 gas mixtures

Kohn, C; Chanrion, O; Neubert, T

PLASMA SOURCES SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 26 (1):10.1088/0963-0252/26/1/015006 JAN 2017


The spectroscopy of individual terrestrial gamma‐ray flashes: Constraining the source properties (pages 11,346–11,363)

B. G. Mailyan, M. S. Briggs, E. S. Cramer, G. Fitzpatrick, O. J. Roberts, M. Stanbro, V. Connaughton, S. McBreen, P. N. Bhat and J. R. Dwyer

Version of Record online: 11 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/2016JA022702


Detection of multiple terrestrial gamma‐ray flashes from thunderstorm systems (pages 11,302–11,315)

A. Ursi, M. Marisaldi, M. Tavani, D. Casella, P. Sanò and S. Dietrich

Version of Record online: 9 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/2016JA023136


Magnetic field modification to the relativistic runaway electron avalanche length (pages 11,261–11,270)

E. S. Cramer, J. R. Dwyer and H. K. Rassoul

Version of Record online: 5 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/2016JA022891


Characterization of initial current pulses in negative rocket-triggered *lightning* with sensitive magnetic sensor

Lu, GP; Zhang, HB; Jiang, RB; Fan, YF; Qie, XS; Liu, MY; Sun, ZL; Wang,

ZC; Tian, Y; Liu, K

RADIO SCIENCE, 51 (9):1432-1444; 10.1002/2016RS005945 SEP 2016


Temporal and spatial characteristics of *lightning*-produced nitrogen oxides in China

Guo, FX; Bao, M; Mu, YJ; Liu, ZP; Li, YW; Shi, HF

JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL PHYSICS, 149 100-107; 10.1016/j.jastp.2016.10.007 NOV 2016 


Balloon measurements of the vertical ionization profile over southern Israel and comparison to mid-latitude observations

Yaniv, R; Yair, Y; Price, C; Nicoll, K; Harrison, G; Artamonov, A;

Usoskin, I

JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL PHYSICS, 149 87-92; 10.1016/j.jastp.2016.10.003 NOV 2016 


Solar wind-atmospheric electricity-cloud microphysics connections to weather and *climate*

Lam, MM; Tinsley, BA

JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC AND SOLAR-TERRESTRIAL PHYSICS, 149 277-290; 10.1016/j.jastp.2015.10.019 NOV 2016 


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A Study of Preliminary Breakdown and Return Stroke Processes in High-Intensity Negative *Lightning* Discharges

Zhu, YA; Rakov, VA; Tran, MD

ATMOSPHERE, 7 (10):10.3390/atmos7100130 OCT 2016 


Determination of Sprite Streamers Altitude Based on N2 Spectroscopic Analysis

A. Ihaddadene and Sebastien Celestin

Accepted manuscript online: 10 DEC 2016 12:30AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016JA023111


Evaluation of Monte Carlo tools for high energy atmospheric physics

Rutjes, C; Sarria, D; Skeltved, AB; Luque, A; Diniz, G; Ostgaard, N;

Ebert, U

GEOSCIENTIFIC MODEL DEVELOPMENT, 9 (11):3961-3974; 10.5194/gmd-9-3961-2016 NOV 8 2016 


Measurement of the circular polarization in radio emission from extensive air showers confirms emission mechanisms

Scholten, O; Trinh, TNG; Bonardi, A; Buitink, S; Correa, P; Corstanje,

A; Hasankiadeh, QD; Falcke, H; Horandel, JR; Mitra, P; Mulrey, K;

Nelles, A; Rachen, JP; Rossetto, L; Schellart, P; Thoudam, S; ter Veen,

S; de Vries, KD; Winchen, T

PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 94 (10):10.1103/PhysRevD.94.103010 NOV 23 2016 


Chondrules: The canonical and noncanonical views

Connolly, HC; Jones, RH

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-PLANETS, 121 (10):1885-1899; 10.1002/2016JE005113 OCT 2016 


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WMO World Record Lightning Extremes: Longest Reported Flash Distance and Longest Reported Flash Duration. 

Lang, T., S. Pédeboy, W. Rison, R. Cerveny, J. Montanyà, S. Chauzy, D. MacGorman, R. Holle, E. Ávila, Y. Zhang, G. Carbin, E. Mansell, Y. Kuleshov, T. Peterson, M. Brunet, F. Driouech, and D. Krahenbuhl, 

Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0061.1, 2016


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Lightning climatology of exoplanets and brown dwarfs guided by Solar system data.

Hodosán, G; Helling, Ch; Asensio-Torres, R; Vorgul, I; Rimmer, P. B.

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 461, p.3927-3947

doi: 10.1093/mnras/stw1571


Is lightning a possible source of the radio emission on HAT-P-11b?

Hodosán, G; Rimmer, P. B; Helling, Ch.

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 461, p.1222-1226

doi: 10.1093/mnras/stw977


Global atmospheric particle formation from CERN CLOUD measurements

Eimear M. Dunne et al., Science, Vol. 354, Issue 6316, pp. 1119-1124

DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf2649


Anomalous diurnal variation of atmospheric potential gradient and air‐Earth current density observed at Maitri, Antarctica (pages 12,593–12,611)

K. Jeeva, S. Gurubaran, E. R. Williams, A. K. Kamra, A. K. Sinha, A. Guha, C. Selvaraj, K. U. Nair and Ajay Dhar

Version of Record online: 5 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025043


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The rarity of terrestrial gamma-ray flashes: 2. RHESSI stacking analysis

Smith, DM; Buzbee, P; Kelley, NA; Infanger, A; Holzworth, RH; Dwyer, JR

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 121 (19):11382-11404; 10.1002/2016JD025395 OCT 2016 


TLEs and Early VLF Events: Simulating the important impact of transmitter‐disturbance‐receiver geometry

S. NaitAmor, H. Ghalila and M. B. Cohen

Accepted manuscript online: 22 NOV 2016 03:10AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016JA022791


*Atmospheric electric* field variations and lower *ionosphere* disturbance during the total solar eclipse of 2010 July 11

Tacza, JC; Raulin, JP; Macotela, EL; Norabuena, EO; Fernandez, G

ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH, 58 (10):2052-2056; 10.1016/j.asr.2016.01.021 NOV 15 2016 


Possible role of aerosols in the charge structure of isolated thunderstorms

Pawar, SD; Gopalakrishnan, V; Murugavel, P; Veremey, NE; Sinkevich, AA

ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH, 183 331-340; 10.1016/j.atmosres.2016.09.016 JAN 1 2017 


*Atmospheric Electric* Field Sensors Network Integration in Brazil

Magina, FC; Pinto, O; Naccarato, KP



A Case of *Lightning* Strike at 10 Years Old: 42 Years Later

Necrason, E; Black, J; Page, M

ARCHIVES OF CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 31 (6):645-645; 10.1093/arclin/acw043.162 SEP 2016 


Studies on different geophysical and extra-terrestrial events within the *Earth*-*ionosphere* cavity in terms of *ULF*/*ELF*/*VLF* *radio waves*

Sanfui, M; Haldar, DK; Biswas, D

ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE, 361 (10):10.1007/s10509-016-2873-2 OCT 2016


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Observations of two sprite-producing storms in Colorado

Lang, TJ; Lyons, WA; Cummer, SA; Fuchs, BR; Dolan, B; Rutledge, SA;

Krehbiel, P; Rison, W; Stanley, M; Ashcraft, T

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 121 (16):9675-9695; 10.1002/2016JD025299 AUG 27 2016 


A highly sensitive field mill for registering weak and strong variations of the electric-field intensity of the Earth's atmosphere

Boldyrev, AI; Vyazilov, AE; Ivanov, VN; Kemaev, RV; Korovin, VY;

Melyashinskiy, AV; Pamukhin, KV; Pamukhina, IA; Panov, VN; Shvyrev, YN

INSTRUMENTS AND EXPERIMENTAL TECHNIQUES, 59 (5):740-748; 10.1134/S0020441216040151 SEP 2016 


The response of clouds and aerosols to *cosmic ray* decreases

Svensmark, J; Enghoff, MB; Shaviv, NJ; Svensmark, H

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 121 (9):8152-8181; 10.1002/2016JA022689 SEP 2016 


Simultaneous observations of storm-generated *sprite* and gravity wave over Bangladesh

Chou, CC; Dai, J; Kuo, CL; Huang, TY

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 121 (9):9222-9233; 10.1002/2016JA022554 SEP 2016 


An investigation of the possibility of detecting gamma-ray flashes originating from the atmosphere of Venus

Bagheri, M; Dwyer, JR

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SPACE PHYSICS, 121 (9):9020-9029; 10.1002/2016JA022899 SEP 2016 


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