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Publications:


Bitzer, P. M. and Christian, H. J. (2014)
A comparison of space based optical measurements and ground based VLF measurements
Presented at 2014 Meeting of the American Meteorological Society.

Goodman, S. J., Bateman, M., Bitzer, P. M., Carcione, B., Calhoun, K. M., Cum- mins, K., and Rudlosky, S. D. (2014)
A total lightning product monitor
Presented at 2014 Meeting of the American Meteorological Society.

Gora, E., Fredley, J., Bitzer, P. M., Muzika, R., Carson, W., and Yanoviak, S. (2014)
Tree damage in the huron mountain region with an emphasis on lightning
Canadian Journal of Forest Research, submitted.

Matthee, R., Mecikalski, J., Carey, L., and Bitzer, P. M. (2013)
Quantitative Differences Between Lightning and Non–Lightning Convective Rainfall Events As Observed with Dual– Polarimetric Radar and MSG Satellite Data
Monthly Weather Review, accepted.

Bitzer, P.M.; H.J. Christian; M. Stewart; J. Burchfield; S. Podgorny; D. Corredor;
J. Hall; E. Kuznetsov; V. Franklin (2013)
Characterization and applications of VLF/LF source locations from lightning using the Huntsville Alabama Marx Meter Array.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 118(8):3120–3138

Bitzer, P.M. and Christian, H. J. (2013).
Timing uncertainity of the Lightning Imaging Sensor.
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, accepted.

Bitzer, P. M., Christian, H. J., Franklin, V., Brunner-Miller, K., Burchfield, J. C., and Walker, T. D. (2013)
LIS groups and electric fields and the relationship to neutralized charge
Geostationary Lightning Mapper Annual Science Meeting

Christian, H. J., Bitzer, P. M., Walker, T. D., and Burchfield, J. C. (2013)
Lightning energetics
Presented at 2013 Meeting of the International Union of Radio Science

Bitzer, P. M. (2012)
GLM Validation with HAMMA
Geostationary Lightning Mapper Annual Science Meeting

Burchfield, J. C., Bitzer, P. M., and Christian, H. J. (2012)
Application of the Huntsville Alabama Marx Meter Array to the Total Charge Transfer of Lightning
Presented at 2012 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Franklin, V., Bitzer, P. M., and Christian, H. J. (2012)
An Investigation of the Detectability of Cloud-to-Ground Strokes by the Lightning Imaging Sensor
Presented at 2012 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Liang, C.; B.E. Carlson; P.M. Bitzer; H.J. Christian; N. G. Lehtinen, U. S. Inan
Study of field change array data with time domain fractal lightning modeling
Proceedings of the 2012 National Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, Colorado, United
States

Bitzer, P.M.; H.J. Christian; J. Latham
Exploration of lightning initiation using VHF and wideband electric field measurements
In preparation, Journal of Geophysical Research.

Carlson, B.E.; C. Liang; P.M. Bitzer; H.J. Christian; N.G. Lehtinen; U.S. Inan (2011)
Interpretation of field change array data with time domain fractal lightning modelings
Proceedings of the 2011 AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, United States.

Burchfield, J.; P.M. Bitzer; V. Franklin; H.J. Christian (2011)
Performance of the Huntsville, Alabama Marx Meter Array
Proceedings of the 2011 AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, United States.

Bitzer, P. M. (2011)
A Tour of Lightning with HAMMA.
Geostationary Lightning Mapper Annual Science Meeting.

Bitzer, P.M.; H.J. Christian; J. Latham (2011)
Characterizing Lightning Initiation Regions in Thunderstorms
Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity. Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil.

Burchfield, J.; P.M. Bitzer, H.J. Christian (2011)
Comparison of Huntsville Alabama Marx Meter Array Results With NLDN and LIS
Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity. Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil.

Bitzer, P. (2011)
New Revelations on Lightning Initiation and Evolution Using a Newly Developed Array of Wideband Electric Field Sensors
PhD thesis, University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Bitzer, P.M.; H.J. Christian; J. Burchfield (2010)
Lightning Location Using Electric Field Change Meters
Proceedings of the 2010 AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, United States.

Burchfield, J.; P.M. Bitzer, V. Franklin; H.J. Christian (2010)
An Analysis of the Distance Dependence of Measured Peak Electric Fields from Cloud-
to-Ground Lightning Return Strokes

Proceedings of the 2010 AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, United States.

Bitzer, P.M., H.J. Christian; M. Stewart; J. Burchfield (2009)
Initial Results From the Huntsville, Alabama Field Change Array
Proceedings of the 2009 AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, United States.

Bitzer, P.M.; H.J. Christian; J. Latham (2007)
Hydrometeor Environments Near Lightning Centroids and the Impact on Initial Breakdown
Proceedings of the 2007 AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, United States.


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