Correlation vs. Causality in Other-Triggered Tower Flashes

Upward lightning flashes from towers are sometimes preceded by other lightning activity in the vicinity of the tower. This observation has led to a classification of upward tower lightning into self-initiated, which are not preceded by nearby lightning activity, and other-triggered, for which one or more CG or IC flashes occur within a given preceding interval and within a given distance from the tower. The causality relation between other-triggered flashes and the preceding activity has not been established. In this paper, we hypothesize that at least some of the activity prior to other-triggered tower flashes can be explained as being due to chance rather than causality.


Published in:
2016 33Rd International Conference On Lightning Protection (Iclp)
Presented at:
33rd International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP)rd International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP), Estoril, Portugal, September 25-30, 2016
Year:
2016
Publisher:
New York, Ieee
ISSN:
2469-8784
ISBN:
978-1-5090-5843-3
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