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Volume 135, 20177th International Conference on Acoustic and Radio EeV Neutrino Detection Activities (ARENA 2016)
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|Section||Other Topics in Radio Detection of Air Showers|
|Published online||15 March 2017|
Lightning Imaging with LOFAR
1 University of Groningen, KVI Center for Advanced Radiation Technology, 9747 AA Groningen, The Netherlands
2 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Dienst ELEM, IIHE, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
3 Astrophysical Institute, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
4 Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON), 7990 AA Dwingeloo, The Netherlands
5 Department of Astrophysics/IMAPP, Radboud University, P.O. Box 9010, 6500 GL Nijmegen, The Netherlands
6 CWI, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
7 TU/e, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
8 Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine CA 92697-4575, U.S.A
9 Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton NJ 08544, USA
10 Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Linnéuniversitetet, 35195 Växjö, Sweden
* e-mail: Scholten@KVI.nl
Published online: 15 March 2017
We show that LOFAR can be used as a lightning mapping array with a resolution that is orders of magnitude better than existing arrays. In addition the polarization of the radiation can be used to track the direction of the stepping discharges.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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