Cloud‐to‐ground lightning flash characteristics in the contiguous United States: 1989–1991 Academic Article uri icon


  • Over 46 million flashes to ground were recorded and are divided among the three years, 13.4 million in 1989, 15.9 million in 1990, and 16.9 million in 1991. Maximum flash densities occur in Florida and increase each year, from 9 flashes km-2(1989) to 13 flashes km-2(1991). -from Authors

author list (cited authors)

  • Orville, R. E.

citation count

  • 92

publication date

  • January 1994