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Analysis of the Mexican lightning activity monitored by NASA satellites
RAMIRO HERNANDEZ CORONA
JOSE GERARDO MONTOYA TENA
ISAIAS RAMIREZ VAZQUEZ
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Artículo
Inglés
2-Jul-2004
Lightning is the main cause of transmission line outages in Mexico. For this reason, it is necessary to investigate the areas where lightning occurs more frequently in order to improve or establish necessary countermeasures. Since 1998, the Mexican Institute for Electrical Research has been gathering the database recorded by the operational line scan (OLS), optical transient detector (OTD) and lightning imaging sensor (LIS) systems from USA-NASA. These systems have been installed in satellites to detect and count lightning occurring all around the world. This information has been analyzed by the IIE to perform seasonal maps of atmospheric discharge frequency along the Mexican Republic. The obtained maps have shown a good agreement with the statistic of transmission line outages caused by lightning. Namely, the zones determined with the highest discharges frequency are those where the highest number of line outages have been reported by the Mexican electrical utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE).
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