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2012-08-22
Evaluation of Lightning Current and Velocity Profiles Along Lightning Channel Using Measured Magnetic Flux Density
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Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 130, 473-492, 2012
Abstract
In this paper, an inverse procedure algorithm is proposed in the time domain to evaluate lightning return stroke currents along a lightning channel using measured magnetic flux density at an observation point while the current velocity along a lightning channel is assumed to be a height dependent variable. The proposed method considers all field components and it can evaluate the full shape of currents and the current velocity at different heights along a lightning channel. Moreover, a sample of measured magnetic flux density from a triggered lightning experiment is applied to the proposed algorithm and the evaluated currents and current velocities are validated using a measured channel base current and magnetic flux density at another observation point.
Citation
Mahdi Izadi Mohd Zainal Abidin Ab Kadir Chandima Gomes Vernon Cooray Jens Schoene , "Evaluation of Lightning Current and Velocity Profiles Along Lightning Channel Using Measured Magnetic Flux Density," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 130, 473-492, 2012.
doi:10.2528/PIER12060612
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=12060612
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