University Links: Home Page | Site Map
Covenant University Repository

Analysis of Monthly Lightning Distribution in Nigeria

Anyiam, Chinemere E. and Omidiora, Michael A. and Samuel, I. A. and Holle, Ronald L. (2022) Analysis of Monthly Lightning Distribution in Nigeria. In: 36th International Conference, 2022, Online.

[img] PDF
Download (99kB)


This is the first time in the literature that lightning distribution maps for Nigeria will be published, particularly on a monthly basis. A lightning dataset from the Global Lightning Dataset GLD360 network was analyzed for Nigeria from 2015 to 2021. The dataset contains over 123 million strokes, that occurred in Nigeria. Vaisala owns GLD360, which can properly detect the majority of lightning discharges throughout the world. The lightning variability on a monthly scale was first addressed for all 36 states and Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria. The monthly lightning stroke densities and occurrences for each state were an-alyzed to show the lightning-prone areas in the country. Analysis of the lightning dataset was performed with Python programming language and ArcGIS. It is expected that knowledge of lightning variability in Nigeria will help understanding of the weather conditions responsible for the lightning occurrence, the effect of lightning on power reliability, help locate severe weather, and when to safely have outdoor events in the country.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2023 15:50
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2023 15:50

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item