Possible implications of global climate change on global lightning distributions and frequencies

C. Price, D. Rind

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Abstract

The GISS general circulation model (GCM) is used to study the possible implications of past and future climate change on global lightning frequencies. Two climate change experiments were conducted: one for a 2 × CO2 climate (representing a 4.2°C global warming) and one for a 2% decrease in the solar constant (representing a 5.9°C global cooling). The results suggest a 30% increase in global lightning activity for the warmer climate and a 24% decrease in global lightning activity for the colder climate. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10,823-10,831
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans
Volume99
Issue numberD5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

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