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Interconnection Between Lightning Activity and Cosmic Ray Intensity in the Climatic Changes and Farming Seasons in Imo State

Lightning as one of the natural phenomena, is a disturbed weather activity displaying electromagnetic manifestations resulting from cosmic rays and atmospheric dynamical activities. There is an association of lightning activity linked to cosmic ray intensity, the amount of atmospheric water vapour, and its relation with climatic change in Imo state. The monthly energy outflow of the electromagnetic lightning and the corresponding vapour pressure were used to carry out linear regression analysis. There is a strong positive correlation between the two variables. Our result show that the distribution of lightning is directly linked to the Earth's climate, which is driven by solar insolation. The seasonal heating of secondary cosmic rays and lightning results in large fluctuations in temperature, influencing atmospheric stability and the amount of atmospheric water vapour. It depict that the seasonal heating by the lightning activity linked to cosmic ray intensity is proportional to the atmospheric vapour pressure. Hence, very high amounts of lightning are possible in deep water clouds. The variation of lightning index linked to cosmic ray intensity and other climatic variables in Imo state can be beneficial to agricultural practices, as it will help to monitor the level of atmospheric water content and the beginning of rainfall season. Thus, this work and findings will inform and assist the farmers and especially government agencies in making policies for adaptation.

Cosmic Ray, Lightning, Climate Change, Vapour Pressure

APA Style

Aniezi, J. N., Obodo, R. M., Egbucha, J. N., Obikee, A. C., Ononogbo, C. (2023). Interconnection Between Lightning Activity and Cosmic Ray Intensity in the Climatic Changes and Farming Seasons in Imo State. International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis, 11(6), 121-126.

ACS Style

Aniezi, J. N.; Obodo, R. M.; Egbucha, J. N.; Obikee, A. C.; Ononogbo, C. Interconnection Between Lightning Activity and Cosmic Ray Intensity in the Climatic Changes and Farming Seasons in Imo State. Int. J. Environ. Monit. Anal. 2023, 11(6), 121-126. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20231106.12

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Aniezi JN, Obodo RM, Egbucha JN, Obikee AC, Ononogbo C. Interconnection Between Lightning Activity and Cosmic Ray Intensity in the Climatic Changes and Farming Seasons in Imo State. Int J Environ Monit Anal. 2023;11(6):121-126. doi: 10.11648/j.ijema.20231106.12

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