





Contact 

Pavanello Davide 



Title 

A statistical analysis on the risetime of lightning current pulses in negative upward flashes measured at Säntis tower 



Author(s) 

Romero C., Paolone M., Rachidi F., Rubinstein M., Pavanello D., Giri D. V. 



References 

Proc. of 31st International Conference on Lightning Protection, Vienna, Austria, September 27, 2012 



Url 

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6344272 



Abstract 

We present statistical data on the risetime of lightning current pulses in negative upward flashes measured on the Säntis tower in 2010 and 2011. Two different definitions were used to determine the current risetime. The first is the t1090 rise time usually adopted in lightning applications and lightning standards. The second one is the risetime associated with the maximum rate of rise tmr given by the ratio between the current peak and the current maximum derivative. The obtained statistical values for tmr are found to be substantially smaller than those for the classical t1090, the median and geometrical mean for t1090 (0.9 µs and 1.08 µs, respectively) being 3 times larger than those associated with tmr (0.3 µs and 0.37 µs). The relation between the risetime and the maximum significant frequency of the measured pulses is also discussed. It is shown that, in general, the tmr definition is more consistent with the maximum frequency content of the signals, compared with the t1090 risetime. 











