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Vincent P. Idone

Research focused on the lightning discharge involving imaging studies of triggered lightning (artificially initiated lightning) using highly time-resolved “streak” photography.

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Vincent P. Idone
Associate Professor
 

College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Address:
ES 215
Phone:
518-442-4577
Fax: (518)442-5825

 

Education

B.S. Physics, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1975
M.S. Atmospheric Science, University at Albany, 1977
Ph.D. Atmospheric Science, University at Albany, 1982

Research Interests

Atmospheric electricity and lightning, especially the study of triggered (or artificially initiated) lightning using highly time-resolved imagery of the luminous processes propagating along lightning channels.

Publications

Lightning Return-Stroke Current Waveforms Aloft from Measured Field Change, Current, and Channel Geometry, J. C. Willett, D. M. LeVine, and V. P. Idone, J. Geophys. Res., V. 113, D07305, p. 1-45, 2008.

Cutoff and Re-Establishment of Current in Rocket-Triggered Lightning, V.A. Rakov, D.E. Crawford, V. Kodali, V.P. Idone, M.A. Uman, G.H. Schnetzer, and K.J. Rambo, J. Geophys. Res., V. 108, No. D23, p. 4747, 2003.

Convective Structure of Hurricanes as Revealed by Lightning Locations, J. Molinari, P. Moore, and V. P. Idone, Monthly Weather Review, V. 127, 520-533, 1999.

Performance Evaluation of the U.S. National Lightning Detection Network in eastern New York, 2. Loca–tion Accuracy, V. P. Idone, D. A. Davis, P. K. Moore, Y. Wang, R. W. Henderson, M. Ries, and P. F. Jamason, J. Geophys. Res., V. 103, 9057-9069, 1998.

Performance Evaluation of the U.S. National Lightning Detection Network in eastern New York, 1. Detec–tion Efficiency, V. P. Idone, D. A. Davis, P. K. Moore, Y. Wang, R. W. Henderson, M. Ries, and P. F. Jamason, J. Geophys. Res., V. 103, 9045-9055, 1998.

Luminosity Characteristics of Lightning M-Components, D. M. Jordan, V. P. Idone, R. E. Orville, V. A. Rakov, and M. A. Uman, J. Geophys. Res., V. 100, 25,695-25,700, 1995.

Microscale Tortuosity and Its Variation as Observed in Triggered Lightning Channels, V. P. Idone, J. Geophys. Res., J. Geophys. Res., V. 100, 22,943-22,956, 1995.

Lightning Channel Morphology Revealed by Return-Stroke, Radiation-Field Waveforms, J. C. Willett, D. M. Le Vine, and V. P. Idone, J. Geophys. Res., V. 100, 2727-2738, 1995.

Cloud-to-Ground Lightning in Hurricane Andrew, J. Molinari, P. K. Moore, V. P. Idone, R. W. Henderson, and A. B. Saljoughy, J. Geophys. Res., V. 99, 16,665-16,676, 1994.

VLF Signatures of Lightning Induced Heating and Ionization of the Nighttime D-Region, U. S. Inan, J. V. Rodriguez, and V. P. Idone, Geophys. Res. Lett., V. 20, 2,355-2,358, 1993.

A Reexamination of the Peak Current Calibration of the National Lightning Detection Network, V. P. Idone, A. B. Saljoughy, R. W. Henderson, P. K. Moore, and R. B. Pyle, J. Geophys. Res., V. 98, 18,323-18,332, 1993.

Observed Dart Leader Speed in Natural and Triggered Lightning, D. M. Jordan, V. P. Idone, V. A. Rakov, M. A. Uman, W. H. Beasley, and H. Jurenka, J. Geophys. Res., V. 97, 9951-9957, 1992.

The Luminous Development of Florida Triggered Lightning, V. P. Idone, Res. Lett. Atmos. Electr., V. 12, 23-28, 1992.

Length Bounds for Connecting Discharges in Triggered Lightning Subsequent Strokes, V. P. Idone, J. Geophys. Res., V. 95, 20,409-20,416, 1990.

Submicrosecond Intercomparison of Radiation Fields and Currents in Triggered Lightning Strokes Based on the "Transmission-Line Model", J. C. Willett, J. C. Bailey, V. P. Idone, A. Eybert-Berard, and L. Barret, J. Geophys. Res., V. 94, 13,275-13,286, 1989.

Channel Tortuosity Variation in Florida Triggered Lightning, V. P. Idone and R. E. Orville, Geophys. Res. Lett., V. 15, 645-648, 1988.