EGU Session on Lightning/High Energy Radiation

Dear Colleagues,


The European Geosciences Union General Assembly will take place in

Vienna, Austria, 23-28 April 2017.

We would like to draw your attention to session AS4.1:



** High Energy Radiation from Thunderstorms and Lightning **



High energy radiation from thunderstorms has been measured from space,

aircraft, and ground-based detectors. Thunderclouds produce bursts of

gamma rays, electrons, and positrons into space. They also produce

continuous energetic radiation events, which have been measured at

ground level and on board aircraft. High energy radiation has also been

detected in association with lightning leaders and laboratory sparks.

The physical processes associated with the production of these phenomena

are not fully established yet, neither are the effects of this radiation

on the upper atmosphere and the near-Earth environment.


In this session, we welcome contributions about experimental,

observational, and theoretical studies related to the production of

energetic particles in the atmosphere. In particular, phenomena such as

terrestrial gamma ray flashes (TGFs), terrestrial electron beams, gamma

ray glows, thunderstorm ground enhancements, and X-ray observations from

lightning and laboratory discharges, as well as their relationships to

one another are of great interest.



DEADLINE for Receipt of Abstracts is 11 January 2017, 13:00 CET



We particularly encourage young scientists to apply for the Early Career

Scientist’s Travel Support (ECSTS) (deadline: 1 December 2016).

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We look forward to seeing you in Vienna!


Sebastien Celestin, Thomas Gjesteland, and Martino Marisaldi