Flow Mapping Applications Related to Severe Storm Development
Purpose: To construct an accurate rain-field by using quick and accessible lightning data.
Currently, satellite rainfall estimates are not retrieved instantaneously, but are delayed.
Lightning data can be gathered more quickly.
Motion vectors are generated by calculating the maximum correlation between each time interval within the lightning density data.
Figure 1: Lightning densiity and motion sensors
Figure 2: Projections of rainfall estimates
Figure 3: Measurement of the directional flow field.
Figure 4: Currently constructing a flow field similar to a hurricane to simulate the movement of its rain field.