Spatio-temporal variability of lightning activity over the Indian land mass region (8°N-33°N, 73°E-86°E) has been studied using monthly satellite based lightning flash grid (5°Â 5°) data for 5-year (1998-2002) period. These data have been examined for depicting the annual, seasonal, and spatial distribution of the lightning activity. The study revealed the nonlinear relationship between lightning flash density and latitude on the annual timescale, and it is linked with the convective activity, large-scal…
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