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Electron acceleration during streamer collisions in air

Christoph Köhn, Olivier Chanrion and Torsten Neubert

Accepted manuscript online: 6 MAR 2017 06:30AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016GL072216

Triggered lightning sky waves, return stroke modeling, and ionosphere effective height

F. L. Carvalho, M. A. Uman, D. M. Jordan, J. Hill, S. Cummer, D. A. Kotovsky and R. Moore

Accepted manuscript online: 8 MAR 2017 04:25PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD026202

Characteristic pulse trains of preliminary breakdown in four isolated small thunderstorms

Dong Ma, Accepted manuscript online: 8 MAR 2017 10:10AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025899

Initial Electric Field Changes of Lightning Flashes in Two Thunderstorms

Ryan Chapman, Thomas Marshall, Sumedhe Karunarathne and Maribeth Stolzenburg

Accepted manuscript online: 8 MAR 2017 04:31PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025859

Electrification Life Cycle of Incipient Thunderstorms

Enrique V. Mattos, Luiz. A. T. Machado, Earle R. Williams, Steven J. Goodman, Richard J. Blakeslee and Jeffrey Bailey

Accepted manuscript online: 6 MAR 2017 10:31AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025772

Polarimetric radar characteristics of storms with and without lightning activity

Mattos, EV; Machado, LAT; Williams, ER; Albrecht, RI

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 121 (23):14201-14220; 10.1002/2016JD025142 DEC 16 2016

On the Use of VLF Narrowband Measurements to Study

the Lower Ionosphere and the Mesosphere–Lower Thermosphere

Israel Silber and Colin Price. Surveys in Geophysics, 38, 407-411, 2017.

doi: 10.1007/s10712-016-9396-9

Analysis of the Lightning Attractive Radius for Wind Turbines Considering the Developing Process of Positive Attachment Leader

Ning Yang, Qilin Zhang, Wenhao Hou and Ying Wen

Accepted manuscript online: 8 MAR 2017 09:35AM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD026073

Novel *Lightning* Strike-Protected Polymeric Composite for Future Generation Aviation

Sharma, S; Nivetha, A; Maalavan, A; Subramanian, KS; Kumar, SS; Pitchan,

MK; Bhowmik, S; Ramanathan, S; Rane, R; Mukherjee, S

JOURNAL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, 30 (1):10.1061/(ASCE)AS.1943-5525.0000660 JAN 2017

Mitigation of *lightning* overvoltage in gas insulated substations concerning ferromagnetic ring effect

Abd-Elhady, AM; Ibrahim, ME; Mansour, AS


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Variable phase propagation velocity for long-range *lightning* location system

Liu, ZJ; Koh, KL; Mezentsev, A; Enno, SE; Sugier, J; Fullekrug, M

RADIO SCIENCE, 51 (11):1806-1815; 10.1002/2016RS006058 NOV 2016

Electrical Discharges in the Overshooting Tops of Thunderstorms

Donald R. MacGorman, Matthew S. Elliott and Elizabeth DiGangi

Accepted manuscript online: 19 FEB 2017 10:55PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025933

Statistical characterization of cloud-to-ground *lightning* data and meteorological modelling of cloud-to-ground *lightning* days for the warm season in the province of Leon (northwest Spain)

Marcos-Menendez, JL; Castedo-Dorado, F; Rodriguez-Perez, JR

METEOROLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 23 (4):671-682; 10.1002/met.1590 OCT 2016

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A Novel Type of Transient Luminous Event Produced by Terrestrial Gamma‐ray Flashes

Wei Xu, Sebastien Celestin, Victor P. Pasko and Robert A. Marshall

Accepted manuscript online: 15 FEB 2017 05:30PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016GL072400

Determination of sprite streamers altitude based on N2 spectroscopic analysis (pages 1000–1014)

Mohand A. Ihaddadene and Sebastien Celestin

Version of Record online: 18 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016JA023111

TLEs and early VLF events: Simulating the important impact of transmitter‐disturbance‐receiver geometry (pages 792–801)

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

Version of Record online: 3 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016JA022791

Semianalytical Models of *Sprite* Formation from Plasma Inhomogeneities

Surkov, VV; Hayakawa, M

GEOMAGNETISM AND AERONOMY, 56 (6):724-732; 10.1134/S0016793216050145 NOV 2016

Bayesian techniques to analyze and merge *lightning* locating system data

Bitzer, PM; Burchfield, JC

GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, 43 (24):12605-12613; 10.1002/2016GL071951 DEC 28 2016

Schumann resonances at Mars: Effects of the day‐night asymmetry and the dust‐loaded ionosphere (pages 648–656)

S. Toledo‐Redondo, A. Salinas, J. Portí, O. Witasse, S. Cardnell, J. Fornieles, G. J. Molina‐Cuberos, G. Déprez and F. Montmessin

Version of Record online: 17 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016GL071635

Investigating energetic electron precipitation through combining ground‐based and balloon observations (pages 534–546)

Mark A. Clilverd, Craig J. Rodger, Michael McCarthy, Robyn Millan, Lauren W. Blum, Neil Cobbett, James B. Brundell, Donald Danskin and Alexa J. Halford

Version of Record online: 21 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016JA022812

A simple *lightning* assimilation technique for improving retrospective WRF simulations

Heath, NK; Pleim, JE; Gilliam, RC; Kang, DW

Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 8 (4):1806-1824; 10.1002/2016MS000735 DEC 2016

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Analysis of a mesoscale convective system that produced a single *sprite*

Yang, J; Lu, GP; Liu, NY; Cui, HH; Wang, Y; Cohen, M

ADVANCES IN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, 34 (2):258-271; 10.1007/s00376-016-6092-0 FEB 2017

Electromagnetic Radiation of Simulated Mid-Gap Streamers

Montanya, J; Fabro, F


Influence of Hydrometeors on Formation of Discharge between Artificial Thunderstorm Cell and Ground

Temnikov, AG; Chernensky, LL; Orlov, AV; Belova, OS; Lysov, NY;

Gerastenok, TK; Zhuravkova, DS


Severe *Thunderstorm* Detection by Visual Learning Using Satellite Images

Zhang, Y; Wistar, S; Li, J; Steinberg, MA; Wang, JZ

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, 55 (2):1039-1052; 10.1109/TGRS.2016.2618929 FEB 2017

Relationship between *lightning* activity and tropospheric nitrogen dioxide and the estimation of *lightning*-produced nitrogen oxides over China

Guo, FX; Ju, XY; Bao, M; Lu, GY; Liu, ZP; Li, YW; Mu, YJ

ADVANCES IN ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES, 34 (2):235-245; 10.1007/s00376-016-6087-x FEB 2017

Bipolar *lightning* flashes observed at the Santis Tower: Do we need to modify the traditional classification?

Azadifar, M; Rachidi, F; Rubinstein, M; Rakov, VA; Paolone, M;

Pavanello, D

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 121 (23):14117-14126; 10.1002/2016JD025461 DEC 2016

Bidirectional leader development in a preexisting channel as observed in rocket‐triggered lightning flashes (pages 586–599)

Xiushu Qie, Yunjiao Pu, Rubin Jiang, Zhuling Sun, Mingyuan Liu, Hongbo Zhang, Xun Li, Gaopeng Lu and Ye Tian

Version of Record online: 17 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016JD025224

First Measurements of the Earth's Electric Field at the Arctowski Antarctic Station, King George Island, by the New Polish Atmospheric Electricity Observation Network

Kubicki, M; Odzimek, A; Neska, M; Berlinski, J; Michnowski, S

ACTA GEOPHYSICA, 64 (6):2630-2649; 10.1515/acgeo-2016-0096 DEC 2016

Effect of Wind Turbine Blade Rotation on Triggering *Lightning*: An Experimental Study

Wen, XS; Qu, L; Wang, Y; Chen, XY; Lan, L; Si, TJ; Xu, JW

ENERGIES, 9 (12):10.3390/en9121029 DEC 2016

Luminosity progression in dart-stepped leader step formation

Wang, D; Takagi, N; Uman, MA; Jordan, DM

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 121 (24):14612-14620; 10.1002/2016JD025813 DEC 2016

High-speed video observation of stepwise propagation of a natural upward positive leader

Wang, ZC; Qie, XS; Jiang, RB; Wang, CX; Lu, GP; Sun, ZL; Liu, MY; Pu, YJ

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 121 (24):14307-14315; 10.1002/2016JD025605 DEC 2016

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

Zhu, Y; Rakov, VA; Tran, MD; Nag, A

JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES, 121 (24):14651-14660; 10.1002/2016JD025574 DEC 2016

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Measuring Method for *Lightning* Channel Temperature

Li, X; Zhang, J; Chen, L; Xue, Q; Zhu, R

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 6 10.1038/srep33906 SEP 26 2016

SAFIR-3000 *Lightning* Statistics over the Beijing Metropolitan Region during 2005-07

Wu, F; Cui, XP; Zhang, DL; Liu, DX; Zheng, D

JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY, 55 (12):2613-2633; 10.1175/JAMC-D-16-0030.1 DEC 2016

Performance evaluation of an operational *lightning* forecasting system in Europe

Giannaros, TM; Lagouvardos, K; Kotroni, V

NATURAL HAZARDS, 85 (1):1-18; 10.1007/s11069-016-2555-y JAN 2017

The effect of El Nino and La Nina on *lightning* activity: its relation with meteorological and cloud microphysical parameters

Guha, A; Banik, T; Roy, R; De, BK

NATURAL HAZARDS, 85 (1):403-424; 10.1007/s11069-016-2571-y JAN 2017

Parallelization of 3-D Global FDTD *Earth*-*Ionosphere* Waveguide Models at Resolutions on the Order of similar to 1 km and Higher

Samimi, A; Simpson, JJ

IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, 15 1959-1962; 10.1109/LAWP.2016.2545526 2016

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Venezuelan lake is a *lightning* hot spot

SCIENCE, 355 (6320):10-10; JAN 6 2017

Where Are the Lightning Hotspots on Earth?

Rachel I. Albrecht, Steven J. Goodman, Dennis E. Buechler, Richard J. Blakeslee, Hugh J. Christian

A model of preliminary breakdown pulse peak currents and their relation to the observed electric field pulses (pages 596–603)

Petr Kašpar, Ondřej Santolík, Ivana Kolmašová and Thomas Farges

Version of Record online: 13 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016GL071483

Simultaneous observations of optical lightning from space and LF band lightning waveforms from the ground

Hiroshi Kikuchi, Mitsuteru Sato, Tomoo Ushio, Takeshi Morimoto, Masayuki Kikuchi, Atsushi Yamazaki, Makoto Suzuki, Ryohei Ishida, Yuji Sakamoto, Ting Wu and Zen Kawasaki

Version of Record online: 25 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016GL071783

Schumann resonances at Mars: Effects of the day‐night asymmetry and the dust‐loaded ionosphere

S. Toledo‐Redondo, A. Salinas, J. Portí, O. Witasse, S. Cardnell, J. Fornieles, G. J. Molina‐Cuberos, G. Déprez and F. Montmessin, Version of Record online: 17 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/2016GL071635

On the role of ice‐nucleating aerosol in the formation of ice particles in tropical mesoscale convective systems

Luis A. Ladino, Alexei Korolev, Ivan Heckman, Mengistu Wolde, Ann M. Fridlind and Andrew S. Ackerman

Accepted manuscript online: 21 JAN 2017 02:00PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/2016GL072455

Effects of the March 2015 solar eclipse on near-surface atmospheric electricity

Bennett, AJ


Exceptional sequence of severe thunderstorms and related flash floods in May and June 2016 in Germany - Part 1: Meteorological background

Piper, D; Kunz, M; Ehmele, F; Mohr, S; Muhr, B; Kron, A; Daniell, J

NATURAL HAZARDS AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, 16 (12):2835-2850; 10.5194/nhess-16-2835-2016 DEC 22 2016

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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


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