(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Visualizing summertime lightning patterns on Colorado Fourteeners

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VOGT B.J. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies, Univ. of Colorado, Colorado Springs, ETATS-UNIS


This article explores temporal and spatial patterns of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes to Colorado Fourteeners, the popularly summited set of mountains that exceed 4,267 m (14,000 ft). It describes the Fourteener concept, examines trends in lightning fatalities and injuries, and reviews thunderstorm climatology across the greater Colorado landscape. Three measures characterize lightning activity for fifty-four Fourteeners: (1) overall strikes received, (2) lightning days, and (3) the time of day when lightning first strikes. The results can help avoid lightning when making long-term plans to visit Fourteeners and can heighten awareness when on Fourteeners. In addition to lightning avoidance, the article contributes to mountain geography and related atmospheric, physical, and social sciences


Article of periodic

published at : The Professional geographer / ISSN 0033-0124

Editor : Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1946)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 66, no1 [pp. 41-57]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 3 tabl., 1 carte




Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00330124.2012.725371

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