Articles | Volume 21, issue 23
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, Heidi Huntrieser, Sergio Soler, Francisco J. Gordillo-Vázquez, Nicolau Pineda, Javier Navarro-González, Víctor Reglero, Joan Montanyà, Oscar van der Velde, and Nikos Koutsias


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 | EF: Editorial file upload
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
AR by Francisco Javier Perez-Invernon on behalf of the Authors (28 Oct 2021)
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.
Final-revised paper