Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-305-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-305-2017
Research article
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06 Mar 2017
Research article |  | 06 Mar 2017

Spatio-temporal modelling of lightning climatologies for complex terrain

Thorsten Simon, Nikolaus Umlauf, Achim Zeileis, Georg J. Mayr, Wolfgang Schulz, and Gerhard Diendorfer

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The study presents a newly developed statistical method to assess the risk of thunderstorms in complex terrain. Observations of lightning serve as an indicator for thunderstorms. The application of the method is illustrated for Carinthia which is located in Austria, Europe.
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