Lightning Behaviour during the COVID-19 Pandemic


Yusfiandika, Fazandra and Siow, Chun Lim and Gomes, Chandima and Chockalingam, Aravind and Lee, Cheng Pay (2021) Lightning Behaviour during the COVID-19 Pandemic. F1000Research, 10 (906). pp. 1-23. ISSN 2046-1402

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COVID-19 has drastically dampened human activities since early 2020. Studies have shown that this has resulted in changes in air temperature and humidity. Since lightning activities are dependent on air temperature and humidity, this study is conducted to evaluate the correlation between the intensity of lightning activities with the atmospheric changes, and investigates the changes, in lightning activities due to atmospheric changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods The hypothesis was tested through a t-test and Pearson’s correlation study. The variation trend of lightning strikes count (LSC) in Europe and Oceania during the five months COVID-19 lockdown period (March – July) compared to the same period in the previous five years from 2015 to 2019 is investigated.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lightning, air temperature, relative humidity, COVID-19, thunderstorm
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC851-999 Meteorology. Climatology Including the earth's atmosphere
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering (FOE)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2021 05:13
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2021 05:13


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