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1 ILDC/ILMC Monday Morning, 12 March :30-8: ILDC/ILMC Conference Welcome 8:45-9:15 M. Uman Keynote Presentation: Recent Research Highlights from the ICLRT at Camp Blanding Moderator for Keynote Presentation: K.L. Cummins 9:15-9:45 K.L. Cummins Invited Presentation: Overview of Lightning Detection Moderator for Invited Presentation: A. Nag LIGHTNING PHYSICS 1 Session Chairs: A. Nag and M. Ishii 9:50-10:05 R.U. Abbasi, J.W. Belz, R. LeVon, J. Remington, P.R. Krehbiel, W. Rison, and R.J. Thomas Ground-level Observation of Gamma-ray Showers in Concidence with Downward Lightning Leaders 10:05-10:20 B. Mailyan, A. Nag, R.K. Said, M.J. Murphy, and H.K. Rassoul Characteristics of Lightning Associated with Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes in Various Geographical Regions 10:20-10:45 Morning Break TOWER-INITIATED LIGHTNING Session Chairs: M.F. Saba and K.L. Cummins 10:45-11:00 T.A. Warner, C. Schumann, M.M.F. Saba, A. Ballweber, R. Lueck, J.H. Helsdon Jr., J. Tilles, R. Thomas, and R.E. Orville Upward Lightning Triggering Study (UPLIGHTS): Project Summary and Initial Findings 11:00-11:15 S. Visacro, M.H.M. Vale, and M. Guimaraes Striking Distance Determined from a New Criterion for Initiation of the Upward Positive Leader 11:15-11:30 Y. Zhu, V.A. Rakov, and M.D. Tran Modeling of Lightning Interaction with Tall Objects 11:30-11:45 N. Ouarda and A.M. Hussein Denoising CN Tower Lightning-generated Magnetic Field Return-stroke Signals Using the Empirical Mode Decomposition Method 11:45-1:30 Lunch Break 1

2 ILDC/ILMC Monday Afternoon, 12 March :30-2:00 M. DeMaria Invited Presentation: Applications of Lightning Data to Tropical Cyclone Intensity Prediction Moderator for Invited Presentation: R.L. Holle METEOROLOGY & SEVERE WEATHER 1 Session Chairs: R.L. Holle and D. MacGorman 2:05-2:20 C. Vagasky Radar Reflectivity Associated with the Enveloped Eyewall Lightning Signature of Hurricane Irma (2017) 2:20-2:35 C.J. Schultz, G.T. Stano, P.J. Meyer, B.C. Carcione, and T. Barron Evaluation of Lightning Safety Metrics Using Spatial Information from Lightning Mapping Technology 2:35-2:50 F. Wang, Y. Zhang, H. Liu, W. Yao, and Q. Meng Characteristics of Cloud-to-ground Lightning Strikes in the Stratiform Regions of Mesoscale Convective Systems 2:50-3:05 P. Krehbiel, H. Edens, R. Thomas, W. Rison, and A. Attanasio Comparison of LMA and Dual-polarization Radar Observations 3:05-3:30 Afternoon Break LIGHTNING PROTECTION Session Chairs: V. Visacro and P. Krehbiel 3:30-3:45 N. Wang, T. Zhou, K. Luo, Y. Cai, L. Wang, D. Wang, J. Xu, and C. Tong Power Loads Fast Transfer and Control of Dynamic Lightning Protection of Smart Grids 3:45-4:00 G.T. Brandon Adoption of IEC as the Basis for One Major U.S. Electric Utility s Lightning Protection Standard 4:00-4:15 P. Sarajcev, D. Jakus, J. Vasilj, and S. Vodopija Using Genetic Algorithms in Designing Substation Lightning Shielding 4:15-4:30 A.C. Marotti, K.P. Naccarato, and O. Pinto Jr. New Cloud-to-ground Flash Density Data in Brazil to Improve Lightning Protection Systems 4:30-4:45 N. Kumarasinghe Direct and Indirect Impact of Lightning Strikes in Vicinity of Communication Towers 5:30-7:00 Welcome Reception 2

3 ILDC/ILMC Tuesday Morning, 13 March :30-9:00 M. Saba Invited Presentation: Top 10 High-speed Lightning Videos Moderator for Invited Presentation: C. Mata LIGHTNING PHYSICS 2 Session Chairs: C. Mata and D. Zhang 9:05-9:20 M.D. Tran and V.A. Rakov An Electrostatic Model of Bidirectional Leader Observed with a Highspeed Video Camera 9:20-9:35 C. Schumann, M.M.F. Saba, M.A.S. Ferro, J. Souza, R. Albrecht, T.J. Lang, T.A. Warner, H.G.P. Hunt, J. Tilles, and R. Thomas Analysis of the Charge Distribution and Leaders Inside the Cloud for Upward Flashes Initiation 9:35-9:50 M. Saito and M. Ishii Relationship between Aerological Stability and Charge Amount of Upward Lightning Hitting Wind Turbines in Winter 9:50-10:00 Morning Break 10:00-10:15 I. Sra and A.M. Hussein Luminosity Characteristics of CN Tower Lightning Flash Components 10:15-10:30 C. Schumann, H.G.P. Hunt, K. Nixon, T.A. Warner, and M. Saba First High Speed Lightning Observations in Johannesburg, South Africa 10:30 10:45 M. Guimaraes, M. Arcanjo, P. Mattioli, M.H.M. Vale, and S. Visacro On the Propagation Mode of Upward Positive Leaders Initiated from Grounded Structures 10:45 11:00 G. Diendorfer, D. Lackner, and H. Pichler Self-initiated Versus Nearby-lightning-triggered Upward Flashes at the Gaisberg Tower ( ) 11:00-11:45 ILDC Poster Presentations Session Chair: M. Scott 11:00-11:45 ILMC Roundtable Lightning Safety Policies, K. Flanagan Moderator: C. Schultz 11:45-1:15 Lunch Break 3

4 ILDC/ILMC Tuesday, 13 March 2018 ILDC Posters Posters Presented Before and After Lunch between 11:00-11:45 am and 1:15-2:00 pm ILDC POSTERS ILDC P1 ILDC P2 ILDC P3 ILDC P4 ILDC P5 ILDC P6 ILDC P7 ILDC P8 ILDC P9 ILDC P10 ILDC P11 ILDC P12 ILDC P13 ILDC P14 ILDC P15 ILDC P16 Session Chair: M. Scott K.P. Naccarato, C.O. de Moura, and W.A. dos Santos Advances in the RaioSAT Project: Detecting Lightning from Space Using a Nanosatellite K. Gray, D. Latham, and P. Sopko Comparison of Two Cloud-to-ground Stroke Datasets Vaisala and WSI A. Marotti, R. Said, L. Assuncao, and J. Rangel Fault Correlation Analysis Using GLD360 data H.S. Shim Performance of a Stand-Alone Lightning Warning System without Atmospheric Electric Field Data M. Rubinstein and F. Rachidi Development of a Lightning Location System Based on Electromagnetic Time Reversal: Technical Challenges and Expected Gains S.C. Thangaraj, M. Stock, and J. Lapierre Recent Improvements in the Earth Networks Lightning Network S.C. Thangaraj, M. Stock, J. Lapierre, and M. Hoekzema Using Lightning Cell Characteristics to Generate Earth Networks Dangerous Thunder Storm Alerts (DTA) Z. Liu, K.L. Koh, A. Mezentsev, S.-E. Enno, J. Sugier, and M. Fullekrug Lightning Sferics: Analysis of the Instantaneous Phase and Frequency Inferred from Complex Waveforms R.I. Albrecht, O. Pinto Jr., and A.C. Marotti GLM Lightning Detection Performance and Characteristics over Brazil M.A. Ibrahim and A.M. Hussein Modelling the Lightning Current within the CN Tower and the Attached Channel as a Series of Non-uniform Transmission Line Sections J. Trostel, J. Losego, M. Frank, and T. Perry Comparison of Data from the North Georgia Lightning Mapping Array and the GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper M.J. Peterson and S. Rudlosky The Added Value of Geostationary Lightning Mapper Data for Ground-based Lightning Applications S. Pedeboy, P. Barneoud, and E. Defer Analysis of Intra-cloud Pulses Detected with Low Frequency Lightning Locating Systems A.V. Shapovalov, V.N. Stasenko, and V.A. Shapovalov A Three-dimensional Numerical Model of Convective Clouds with the Account of Electrical Processes J. Souza, R. Albrecht, T.J. Lang, M. Saba, C. Schumann, and T.A. Warner Upward Lightning in Sao Paulo and South Dakota: Microphysical Properties of Precipitation and Electrical Activity Analysis P. Sarajcev and H. Matijasevic Python in Lightning Detection Network Data Analysis 4

5 ILDC P17 ILDC P18 ILDC P19 ILDC P20 ILDC P21 K.S. Haggar, D.J. Siebert, L.J. Berent, and H.R. Nelson Jr. Lightning Data Analysis Provides Geologic Insights at South Carolina EPA Superfund Site D.J. Siebert, K.S. Haggar and H.R. Nelson Jr. Mining and Oil & Gas Application of Lightning Analysis C. Zimmermann, W. Braddock, D. Lange, and M. Dunn Advancements in Equipment Protection and Related Human Safety Issues Involving the Use of Local Lightning Detection Data for Fully-automated Active Lightning Protection S. Schmitt An Evaluation of Lightning Locating Systems (LLS) Performances for Early Warnings: Some Concrete Examples Applied to Damage Cases R.K. Said, M.J. Murphy, R.L. Holle, N.W.S. Demetriades, and S. Early Geographic Dependence of Lightning Warning Skill Using NLDN Total Lightning Data ILDC P22 M.G. Nicora, J.L. Bali, E.E. Avila, M. Sacco, P.M. Vasquez, R. D Elia, A. Acquesta, and N. Rivaben AeroRayos Project 5

6 ILDC/ILMC Tuesday Afternoon, 13 March :15-2:00 ILDC Posters Session Chairs: M. Scott 1:15-2:00 ILMC Roundtable African Centres for Lightning and Electromagnetics (ACLENet), M.A. Cooper Moderator: S. Goodman 2:15-2:45 R. Miller and A. Aliberti Invited Presentation: Lightning Warnings for Aviation Moderator for Invited Presentation: N. Demetriades AVIATION Session Chairs: N. Demetriades and A. Pessi 2:45-3:00 W. Deierling, A. Klein, M. Steiner, J. Pinto, K. Ikeda, V. Klimenko, and R. Bass In Search of Optimal Lightning Ramp Guidance at Airports 3:00-3:15 M. Guthrie Use of Lightning Location and Warning in US Lightning Safety Standards and Policies 3:15-3:30 Afternoon Break METEOROLOGY & SEVERE WEATHER 2 Session Chairs: K. Calhoun and C. Schultz 3:30-3:45 D. Patterson, Z. Palmer, and E. Williams Balloon-enabled Atmospheric Convection Observation Network (BEACON): A New Instrument for Storm Electrification Process Observation 3:45-4:00 D.R. MacGorman, A.J. Eddy, C.R. Homeyer, and E. Williams Environmental Conditions Producing Thunderstorms with Anomalous Vertical Polarity of Charge Structure 4:00-4:15 D.E. Hill, R.G. Hefron, and R.S. Seymour Evaluating the Efficacy of Electric Field Mills to Predict Lightning Events near Cape Canaveral Using Convolutional Recurrent Neural Networks 4:15-4:30 A. Pessi GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager Signatures over Thunderstorms 4:30-4:45 H.G.P. Hunt and K.J. Nixon A Bayesian Approach to Forensic Investigation Utilizing LLS Data 5:45-9:45 Dinner Cruise 6

7 ILDC/ILMC Wednesday Morning, 14 March :30-9:00 V. Rakov Presented by M. Rubinstein Invited Presentation: Recent CIGRE Work on Lightning Parameters for Engineering Applications Moderator for Invited Presentation: G. Diendorfer LIGHTNING DETECTION AND OBSERVATIONS Session Chairs: G. Diendorfer and D. Poelman 9:05-9:20 A. Nag, J. Wilson, K. Cummins, and R. Brown Characteristics of Negative Cloud-to-ground Lightning and Thunderstorm Field Changes over Land and Ocean in Florida 9:20-9:35 D. Zhang, K.L. Cummins, P. Bitzer, and W.J. Koshak A Detailed Look at the Performance Characteristics of the Lightning Imaging Sensor 9:35-9:50 A. Smorgonskiy, F. Rachidi, and M. Rubinstein Extreme Values of Lightning Parameters 9:50-10:05 Morning Break 10:05-10:20 N. Kumarasinghe, S.N. Jayanath, and M.M.M. Shihan Behavior of Radial and Vertical Magnetic Fields of Lightning Current on a Tall Communication Tower 10:20-10:35 J. McCormick and M.B. Cohen D Region Ionospheric Imaging Using VLF/LF Broadband Sferics, Forward Modeling, and Tomography 10:35-10:50 L. Perera and A.M. Hussein Recovery of Valuable Incompletely-recorded Return-stroke Current Derivative Signals 10:50 11:05 S.A. Cummer, F. Lyu, Z. Qin, and M. Chen Interferometric Radio Imaging of the Initiation and Propagation of In-cloud Lightning Leaders 11:05-11:45 ILMC Posters Session Chair: J. Mackaro 11:05-2:00 ILDC Roundtable Ramp Closures Moderators: R. Miller and N. Demetriades 11:45-1:15 Lunch Break 7

8 ILDC/ILMC Wednesday, 14 March 2018 ILMC Posters Posters Presented Before and After Lunch between 11:00-11:45 am and 1:15-2:00 pm ILMC POSTERS Session Chair: J. Mackaro ILMC P1 C. Liu, P. Gatlin, W. Petersen, and D. Cecil Lightning Enriched Global Precipitation Feature Database ILMC P2 S.A. Olsen, O.A. Nava, and W.P. Roeder Forecasting Lightning Initiation Using Dual-polarization Radar over Washington D.C. ILMC P3 N. Holden, O.A. Nava, and W.P. Roeder Forecasting Lightning Cessation Using Dual-polarization Radar and Lightning Mapping Array near Washington D.C. ILMC P4 J. Hu, D. Rosenfeld, P. Zhang, J. Snyder, A. Ryzhkov, D. Zrnic, E. Williams, R. Zhang, and R. Orville Multiple Convective Cell Identification and Tracking (MCIT) Algorithm for Documenting Time-height Evolution of Measured Polarimetric Radar and Lightning Properties ILMC P5 S.M. Stough, L.D. Carey, C.J. Schultz, and D.J. Cecil Spatial Characteristics of Lightning Relative to Supercell Kinematics and Microphysics ILMC P6 D. Baissac, M.G. Nicora, E. E. Avila, and G. Badi Description of the Volcanic Activity of Puyehue Cordon Caulle of 2011 Based on Its Electrification and Meteorological Parameters ILMC P7 D. Poelman, L. Delobbe, P. Mailier, and F. Debal Evaluation of Thunderstorm Warnings in Belgium ILMC P8 N. Curtis, L.D. Carey, and C. Schultz An Analysis of the Lightning Jump Algorithm Using Geostationary Lightning Mapper Flashes ILMC P9 M.G. Nicora, J.L. Bali, E.E. Avila, and C. Villagran Study of the Atmospheric Electrical Activity through Lightning Jump in the Central Argentina ILMC P10 A. Clark and D. Cecil ENSO Related Interannual Lightning Variability from the Full TRMM LIS Lightning Climatology ILMC P11 C. Vagasky Enveloped Eyewall Lightning: The EEL Signature in Tropical Cyclones ILMC P12 L. Heuscher, P.N. Gatlin, W.A. Petersen, C. Liu, and D.J. Cecil Lightning Characteristics of Tropical Cyclones During the 2017 Hurricane Season from a GLM, ISS-LIS, and GPM Perspective ILMC P13 W. Yao, Z. Wu, and Y. Zhang Study on the Characteristics of Strong Wind and Lightning During the Squall Line Process in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region ILMC P14 R.L. Holle, R.K. Said, and W.A. Brooks Monthly GLD360 Lightning Percentages by Continent ILMC P15 L. Kalindekafe, R.L. Holle, S. Gondwe, V. Katonda, and M. Mkandawire Spatial and Temporal Distributions of Malawi Lightning in January

9 ILMC P16 ILMC P17 ILMC P18 ILMC P19 ILMC P20 ILMC P21 ILMC P22 ILMC P23 ILMC P24 R.B.B. Gin, L.E. Kodama, and R. Hallk Trends in Thermodynamic and Electrical Characteristics of Thunderstorms in the Period Over an Urban Area, Brazil I.M. Gubenko, M.M. Kurbatova, S.S. Akimov, K.G. Rubeinstein The Efficiency of Lightning Data Assimilation for the Thunderstorm Forecast over European Part of Russia R.C. Ferreira, V. Vargas Jr., D.L. Herdies, E.P. Vendrasco, and T. Biscaro The Use of Radar and Lightning Data Assimilation for Improving Very Shortrange Precipitation Forecasts in Southern Brazil V. Vargas Jr., R. Ferreira, K. Apodaca, D. Herdies, and O. Pinto Assessing the Impact of Lightning Data Assimilation in the Study of Mesoscale Convective Systems over Brazil Using Hybrid Variational Ensemble Method C.M. Smith, A. Van Eaton, R. Said, and B. Holzworth Volcanic Lightning As a Monitoring Tool during the Eruption of Bogoslof Volcano, AK S.-E. Enno and J. Sugier Lightning Flash Density in Europe on the Basis of 10 Years of ATDnet Data S. Nair Increasing Lightning Hazard Associated with Climate Change in Kerala R.L. Holle, A. Dewan, S. Mohammad, M.R. Karim, and M.F. Hosain Lightning Fatalities and Injuries in Bangladesh from 1990 Through 2017 M.A. Cooper, R. Tushemereirwe, and R.L. Holle African Centres for Lightning and Electromagnetics Network (ACLENet) Progress Report 9

10 ILDC/ILMC Wednesday Afternoon, 14 March :15-2:00 ILMC Posters Session Chair: J. Mackaro 2:15-2:45 K. Calhoun Invited Presentation: Use of Lightning Data in Identifying and Nowcasting High-Impact Weather Moderator for Invited Presentation: L. Carey METEOROLOGY & SEVERE WEATHER 3 Session Chairs: L. Carey and W. Deierling 2:50-3:05 C. Beneti, N. Rozin, and P.H. Siqueria High Impact Weather Nowcasting Using Machine Learning Techniques with Lightning and Radar Data 3:05-3:20 N. Mansour and A.M. Hussein The Influence of the CN Tower on the Lightning Environment In Its Vicinity 3:20-3:35 A. Srivastava, X. Qie, S. Yuan, and D. Wang Initial Results of Storm Tracking and Lightning Warning: Identification of Severe Weather Using Lightning Jump in Beijing 3:35-3:50 Afternoon Break LIGHTNING CLIMATOLOGIES Session Chairs: S. Goodman and K. Naccarato 3:50-4:05 K.L. Cummins, M.K. Tippett, and W.J. Koshak 20+ Years of Cloud-to-ground Lightning Observations in the U.S., and Comparisons with Climatological Co-variates 4:05-4:20 A. Sugita and M. Matsui Characteristics of Lightning Activity in Japan in 2017 as Observed by the JLDN 4:20-4:35 A. Mostajabi, M. Azadifar, A. Smorgonskiy, G. Diendorfer, M. Rubinstein, and F. Rachidi An Analysis of Lightning Activity at Santis Tower During the Two Recent Hiatuses in Global Warming 4:35 4:50 R. Evert South African Lightning Characteristics 11 Years Flash and Stroke Density 4:50 5:05 I. Kereszy Does Solar Weather Influence Lightning Rates? 10

11 ILDC/ILMC Thursday Morning, 15 March :30-9:00 J. Flasher Invited Presentation: Big Data Datasets, Data Analytics, and APIs Moderator for Invited Presentation: M. Murphy LLS TECHNOLOGY & PERFORMANCE EVALUATION 1 Session Chairs: M. Murphy and F. Rachidi 9:05-9:20 R.K. Said, M.J. Murphy, and R.L. Holle GLD360-derived Global Cloud-to-ground Flash Density Estimate 9:20-9:35 C.A. Morales, A.C. Marotti, H.-D. Betz, and H. Hoeller Evaluating GLM in South America by Means of STARNET, LINET and RINDAT 9:35-9:50 R.J. Thomas, P.R. Krehbiel, W. Rison, M.A. Stanley, and A. Attanasio Comparisons of GLM with LMA Observations 9:50-10:05 S.-E. Enno, S. Rudlosky, J. Sugier, and L. Labrador Comparison and Characterisation of ATDnet Versus LIS for the Period of 2008 to :05-10:30 Morning Break LLS TECHNOLOGY & PERFORMANCE EVALUATION 2 Session Chairs: S. Rudlosky and R. Said 10:30 10:45 O. Pinto Jr. and I.R.C.A. Pinto BrasilDAT Dataset: Combining Data from Different Lightning Locating Systems to Get More Precise Lightning Information 10:45 11:00 M.J. Murphy and R.K. Said Toward Lightning Mapping with Long-baseline LF Networks 11:00-11:15 W. Lyu, L. Chen, Q. Qi, Y. Ma, and Y. Zhang Evaluation of Systematic Location Error of GHMLLS Based on Observation of Canton Tower Stroke 11:15-11:30 M.A. Stanley, W. Rison, J. Tilles, P.R. Krehbiel, R.G. Brown, J. Wilson, and N. Liu Broadband VHF Interferometry within the Kennedy Space Center Lightning Mapping Array 11:30-11:45 L. Araujo, M. Guimaraes, P. Mattioli, and S. Visacro Device for Lightning-current Measurement with Remote Access 11:45-1:30 Lunch Break 11

12 ILDC/ILMC Thursday Afternoon, 15 March :30-2:00 J. Saltenberger Invited Presentation: Lightning and Wildfires in the Pacific Northwest of the USA Moderator for Invited Presentation: M. Scott APPLICATIONS OF LIGHTNING DATA Session Chairs: M. Scott and M.A. Cooper 2:05-2:20 C.J. Schultz, N. Nauslar, J.B. Wachter, C.R. Hain, P.M. Bitzer, and K.D. White Characterizing Lightning-initiated Wildfire to Develop New Nowcasting Techniques for Wildfire Identification 2:20-2:35 A. Friend and Y. Kostogorova-Beller A Hertzsprung-Russel Approach for Taxonomy of Lightning Discharges 2:35-2:50 S.J. Goodman and K. Virts The HIGHWAY Project: Nowcasting of Lightning and Severe Weather in the Lake Victoria Basin 2:50-3:05 Afternoon Break 3:05-3:20 R.L. Holle and K.W. Flanagan Lightning Impacts on College Football Games 3:20-3:35 S.D. Rudlosky and M.J. Peterson Visualizing Geostationary Lightning Mapper Data 3:35-4:00 Krider Scholarship Awards Meeting Adjourned 12

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