Investigations of lightning-induced sudden brightening in the OH airglow layer observed by ISUAL onboard FORMOSAT-II satellite

T. Y. Huang, C. Y. Chlang, C. L. Kuo, A. B. Chen, H. T. Su, R. R. Hsu

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Abstract

We report observations of lightning-induced transient emissions (LITEs) in or below the OH airglow layer observed from the Imager of Sprites and Upper Atmospheric Lightning (ISUAL) onboard the FORMOSAT-II satellite. The ISUAL team conducted a nine-day campaign in January 2007 using both the broadband and narrowband filters on the CCD imager. It is found that LITEs occur more frequently in the OH airglow layer than below. It is also found that the observations of LITEs below the OH airglow layer by the narrow-band filter are rare. The observations of LITEs by the narrowband filter are the first of its kind in existence. Our data analysis shows that there is a significant intensity increase in the OH airglow layer when there is lightning and a residual intensity increase post the lightning activity. We propose that LITEs in the OH airglow layer could be due to OH species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCoupling of Thunderstorms and Lightning Discharges to Near-Earth Space - Proceedings of the Workshop
Pages21-27
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 20 2009
EventWorkshop on Coupling of Thunderstorms and Lightning Discharges to Near-Earth Space - Corte, France
Duration: Jun 23 2008Jun 26 2008

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1118
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherWorkshop on Coupling of Thunderstorms and Lightning Discharges to Near-Earth Space
CountryFrance
CityCorte
Period6/23/086/26/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Huang, T. Y., Chlang, C. Y., Kuo, C. L., Chen, A. B., Su, H. T., & Hsu, R. R. (2009). Investigations of lightning-induced sudden brightening in the OH airglow layer observed by ISUAL onboard FORMOSAT-II satellite. In Coupling of Thunderstorms and Lightning Discharges to Near-Earth Space - Proceedings of the Workshop (pp. 21-27). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1118). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3137708