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by Lang, T. J., Pédeboy, S., Rison, W., Cerveny, R. S., Montanyà, J., Chauzy, S., MacGorman, D. R., Holle, R. L., Ávila, E. E., Zhang, Y., Carbin, G., Mansell, E. R., Kuleshov, Y., Peterson, T. C., Brunet, M., Driouech, F. and Krahenbuhl, D. S.
Abstract:
A World Meteorological Organization weather and climate extremes committee has judged that the world’s longest reported distance for a single lightning flash occurred with a horizontal distance of 321 km (199.5 mi) over Oklahoma in 2007, while the world’s longest reported duration for a single lightning flash is an event that lasted continuously for 7.74 s over southern France in 2012. In addition, the committee has unanimously recommended amendment of the AMS Glossary of Meteorology definition of lightning discharge as a “series of electrical processes taking place within 1 s” by removing the phrase “within 1 s” and replacing it with “continuously.” Validation of these new world extremes 1) demonstrates the recent and ongoing dramatic augmentations and improvements to regional lightning detection and measurement networks, 2) provides reinforcement regarding the dangers of lightning, and 3) provides new information for lightning engineering concerns.
Reference:
Lang, T. J., Pédeboy, S., Rison, W., Cerveny, R. S., Montanyà, J., Chauzy, S., MacGorman, D. R., Holle, R. L., Ávila, E. E., Zhang, Y., Carbin, G., Mansell, E. R., Kuleshov, Y., Peterson, T. C., Brunet, M., Driouech, F. and Krahenbuhl, D. S., 2017: WMO world record lightning extremes: longest reported flash distance and longest reported flash durationBulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98, 1153-1168.
Bibtex Entry:
@Article{Lang2017,
  Title                    = {WMO world record lightning extremes: longest reported flash distance and longest reported flash duration},
  Author                   = {Lang, T. J. and Pédeboy, S. and Rison, W. and Cerveny, R. S. and Montanyà, J. and Chauzy, S. and MacGorman, D. R. and Holle, R. L. and Ávila, E. E. and Zhang, Y. and Carbin, G. and Mansell, E. R. and Kuleshov, Y. and Peterson, T. C. and Brunet, M. and Driouech, F. and Krahenbuhl, D. S.},
  Journal                  = {Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society},
  Year                     = {2017},
  Number                   = {6},
  Pages                    = {1153-1168},
  Volume                   = {98},

  Abstract                 = {A World Meteorological Organization weather and climate extremes committee has judged that the world’s longest reported distance for a single lightning flash occurred with a horizontal distance of 321 km (199.5 mi) over Oklahoma in 2007, while the world’s longest reported duration for a single lightning flash is an event that lasted continuously for 7.74 s over southern France in 2012. In addition, the committee has unanimously recommended amendment of the AMS Glossary of Meteorology definition of lightning discharge as a “series of electrical processes taking place within 1 s” by removing the phrase “within 1 s” and replacing it with “continuously.” Validation of these new world extremes 1) demonstrates the recent and ongoing dramatic augmentations and improvements to regional lightning detection and measurement networks, 2) provides reinforcement regarding the dangers of lightning, and 3) provides new information for lightning engineering concerns.},
  Copublication            = {17: 9 USA, 2 Fr, 1 Es, 1 Argentina, 1 China, 1 Australia, 1 UK, 1 Morocco},
  Doi                      = {10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0061.1},
  Eprint                   = {https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0061.1},
  Owner                    = {hymexw},
  Timestamp                = {2018.03.05},
  Url                      = {https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0061.1}
}