Articles | Volume 21, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17529–17557, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17529-2021

Special issue: The role of fire in the Earth system: understanding interactions...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 17529–17557, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-17529-2021

Research article 02 Dec 2021

Research article | 02 Dec 2021

Lightning-ignited wildfires and long continuing current lightning in the Mediterranean Basin: preferential meteorological conditions

Francisco J. Pérez-Invernón et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-125', Anonymous Referee #1, 02 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-125', Anonymous Referee #2, 15 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Francisco Javier Perez-Invernon on behalf of the Authors (19 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Oct 2021) by Manvendra Krishna Dubey
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Short summary
Lightning-ignited fires tend to occur in remote areas and can spread significantly before suppression. Long continuing current (LCC) lightning, preferably taking place in dry thunderstorms, is believed to be the main precursor of lightning-ignited fires. We analyze fire databases of lightning-ignited fires in the Mediterranean basin and report the shared meteorological conditions of fire- and LCC-lightning-producing thunderstorms. These results can be useful to improve fire forecasting methods.
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