• The ASIM mission on the international space station 

      Neubert, Torsten; Østgaard, Nikolai; Reglero, Victor; Blanc, Elisabeth; Chanrion, Olivier; Oxborrow, Carol Anne; Orr, Astrid; Tacconi, Matteo; Hartnack, Ole; Bhanderi, Dan D.V. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-03-12)
      The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) is an instrument suite on the International Space Station (ISS) for measurements of lightning, Transient Luminous Events (TLEs) and Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs). ...
    • Blue Flashes as Counterparts to Narrow Bipolar Events: The Optical Signal of Shallow In-Cloud Discharges 

      Li, Dongshuai; Luque, Alejandro; Gordillo-Vázquez, F.J.; Liu, Feifan; Lu, Gaopeng; Neubert, Torsten; Chanrion, Olivier; Zhu, Baoyou; Østgaard, Nikolai; Reglero, Víctor (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Narrow Bipolar Events (NBEs) are powerful radio emissions from thunderstorms, which have been recently associated with blue optical flashes on cloud tops and attributed to extensive streamer electrical discharges named ...
    • Constraining Spectral Models of a Terrestrial GammaRay Flash From a Terrestrial Electron Beam Observation by the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor 

      Sarria, David Alexandre Stephan; Østgaard, Nikolai; Kochkin, Pavlo; Lehtinen, Nikolai Grigorievich; Mezentsev, Andrey; Marisaldi, Martino; Lindanger, Anders; Maiorana, Carolina; Carlson, Brant Edward; Neubert, Torsten; Reglero, Victor; Ullaland, Kjetil; Yang, Shiming; Genov, Georgi; Qureshi, Bilal Hasan; Budtz-Jørgensen, Carl; Kuvvetli, Irfan; Christiansen, Freddy; Chanrion, Olivier; Navarro-Gonzalez, Javier; Connel, P.; Eyles, Chris (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Terrestrial Gamma ray Flashes (TGFs) are short flashes of high energy photons, produced by thunderstorms. When interacting with the atmosphere, they produce relativistic electrons and positrons, and a part gets bounded to ...
    • First 10 Months of TGF Observations by ASIM 

      Østgaard, Nikolai; Neubert, Torsten; Reglero, Victor; Ullaland, Kjetil; Yang, Shiming; Genov, Georgi; Marisaldi, Martino; Mezentsev, Andrey; Kochkin, Pavlo; Lehtinen, Nikolai; Sarria, David; Qureshi, Bilal Hasan; Solberg, Arne Olav; Maiorana, Carolina; Albrechtsen, Kjetil; Budtz-Jørgensen, Carl; Kuvvetli, Irfan; Christiansen, Freddy; Chanrion, Olivier; Heumesser, Matthias; Navarro-Gonzalez, Javier; Connell, Paul H.; Eyles, Christopher J; Christian, Hugh J.; Al-Nussirat, Samer (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      The Atmosphere‐Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) was launched to the International Space Station on 2 April 2018. The ASIM payload consists of two main instruments, the Modular X‐ray and Gamma‐ray Sensor (MXGS) for imaging ...
    • Global Frequency and Geographical Distribution of Nighttime Streamer Corona Discharges (BLUEs) in Thunderclouds 

      Soler, S.; Gordillo-Vázquez, F.J.; Pérez-Invernón, F. J.; Luque, Alejandro; Li, D.; Neubert, Torsten; Chanrion, Olivier; Reglero, Victor; Navarro-Gonzalez, Javier; Østgaard, Nikolai (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Blue LUminous Events (BLUEs) are transient corona discharges occurring in thunderclouds and characterized by strong 337.0 nm light flashes with absent (or weak) 777.4 nm component. We present the first nighttime climatology ...
    • Modeling lightning observations from space-based platforms (CloudScat.jl 1.0) 

      Luque, Alejandro; Gordillo-Vázquez, Francisco José; Li, Dongshuai; Malagón-Romero, Alejandro; Pérez-Invernón, F. J.; Schmalzried, Anthony; Soler, Sergio; Chanrion, Olivier; Heumesser, Matthias; Neubert, Torsten; Reglero, Victor; Østgaard, Nikolai (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      We describe a computer code that simulates how a satellite observes optical radiation emitted by a lightning flash after it is scattered within an intervening cloud. Our code, CloudScat.jl, is flexible, fully open source ...
    • Observation of Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Flashes at Mid Latitude 

      Maiorana, Carolina; Marisaldi, M.; Füllekrug, Martin; Soula, Serge; Lapierre, J.; Mezentsev, Andrey; Skeie, Chris Alexander Kallevik; Heumesser, M.; Chanrion, Olivier; Østgaard, N.; Neubert, Torsten; Reglero, Victor (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      We present a sample of Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs) observed at mid latitudes by the Atmosphere Space Interaction Monitor (ASIM). The events were detected between June 2018 and August 2020 in the latitude bands ...
    • Optical emissions associated with narrow bipolar events from thunderstorm clouds penetrating into the stratosphere 

      Liu, Feifan; Lu, Gaopeng; Neubert, Torsten; Lei, Jiuhou; Chanrion, Olivier; Østgaard, Nikolai; Li, Dongshuai; Luque, Alejandro; Gordillo-Vázquez, Francisco J.; Reglero, Victor; Lyu, Weitao; Zhu, Baoyou (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Narrow bipolar events (NBEs) are signatures in radio signals from thunderstorms observed by ground-based receivers. NBEs may occur at the onset of lightning, but the discharge process is not well understood. Here, we present ...
    • Production of Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Flashes During the Early Stages of Lightning Flashes 

      Lindanger, Anders; Skeie, Chris Alexander Kallevik; Marisaldi, Martino; Bjørge-Engeland, Ingrid; Østgaard, Nikolai; Mezentsev, Andrey; Sarria, David Alexandre Stephan; Lehtinen, Nikolai Grigorievich; Reglero, Victor; Chanrion, Olivier; Neubert, Torsten (Journal article, 2022)
      Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs) are short emissions of high energy photons associated with thunderstorms. It has been known since the discovery of TGFs that they are associated with lightning, and several case studies ...
    • A Simultaneous Observation of Lightning by ASIM, Colombia-Lightning Mapping Array, GLM, and ISS-LIS 

      Montanyà, Joan; López, Jesús A.; Morales Rodriguez, Carlos A.; van der Velde, Oscar A.; Fabró, Ferran; Pineda, Nicolau; Navarro-Gonzalez, Javier; Reglero, Victor; Neubert, Torsten; Chanrion, Olivier; Goodman, Steven J.; Østgaard, Nikolai; Ladino-Rincon, Alfonso; Romero, David; Solà, Glòria; Horta, Ricard; Freijó, Modesto (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor (ASIM) on the International Space Station (ISS) provides optical radiances and images of lightning flashes in several spectral bands. This work presents a lightning flash simultaneously ...
    • Simultaneous Observations of EIP, TGF, Elve, and Optical Lightning 

      Østgaard, Nikolai; Cummer, S.A.; Mezentsev, Andrey; Luque, Alejandro; Dwyer, J.; Neubert, Torsten; Reglero, Victor; Marisaldi, Martino; Kochkin, Pavlo; Sarria, David Alexandre Stephan; Lehtinen, Nikolai Grigorievich; Ullaland, Kjetil; Yang, Shiming; Genov, Georgi; Chanrion, Olivier; Christiansen, Freddy; Pu, Y. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      On February 8, 2019, the Atmosphere-Space Interaction Monitor observed a terrestrial gamma-ray flash (TGF) and an Elve from a positive intracloud (+IC) lightning during the initial breakdown stage of a lightning flash north ...
    • Spectral Observations of Optical Emissions Associated With Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Flashes 

      Heumesser, Matthias; Chanrion, Olivier; Neubert, Torsten; Christian, Hugh J.; Dimitriadou, Krystallia; Gordillo-Vazquez, Francisco J.; Luque, Alejandro; Pérez-Invernón, F. J.; Blakeslee, Richard J.; Østgaard, Nikolai; Reglero, Victor; Köhn, Christoph (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor measures Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Flashes (TGFs) simultaneously with optical emissions from associated lightning activity. We analyzed optical measurements at 180–230, 337, and 777.4 ...