Publications for Jeremy N. Thomas

Refereed Publications:

2014
[21] Thomas, J. N., Masci, F., and Love, J. J., On a report that the 2012 M 6.0 earthquake in Italy was predicted after seeing an unusual cloud formation, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 2, 5889-5902, doi:10.5194/nhessd-2-5889-2014, 2014. [link to NHESS discussion paper]

[20] Masci, F., and J. N. Thomas, Comment on "Temporal and spatial precursors in ionospheric total electron content of the 16 October 1999 Mw 7.1 Hector Mine earthquake" by Su et al. (2013), J. Geophys. Res. Space Physics, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JA019896., 2014. [pdf file]

2013
[19] Masci, F. and J. N. Thomas, Review "On the relation between the seismic activity and the Hurst exponent of the geomagnetic field at the time of the 2000 Izu swarm", Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 13, 2189-2194, doi:10.5194/nhess-13-2189-2013, 2013. [link to NHESS paper]

[18] Masci, F. and J. N. Thomas, Comment on "Fractal analysis of ULF electromagnetic emissions in possible association with earthquakes in China" by Ida et al. (2012), Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 20, 417-421, doi:10.5194/npg-20-417-2013, 2013. [1.4 MB .pdf file]

[17] Love. J. J. and J. N. Thomas, Insignificant solar-terrestrial triggering of earthquakes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, 1165-1170, doi:10.1002/grl.50211, 2013. [400 KB .pdf file]

2012
[16] Thomas, J. N., J. J. Love, A. Komjathy, O. P. Verkhoglyadova, M. Butala, and N. Rivera, On the reported ionospheric precursor of the 1999 Hector Mine, California earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L06302, doi:10.1029/2012GL051022, 2012. [500 KB .pdf file]

2010
[15] Lay, E. H., C. J. Rodger, R. H. Holzworth, M. Cho, and J. N. Thomas, Temporal-spatial modeling of electron density enhancement due to successive lightning strokes, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2009JA014756, 2010. [500 KB .pdf file]

[14] Sao Sabbas, F. T., M. J. Taylor, P.-D. Pautet, M. Bailey, S. A. Cummer, R.R. Azambuja, J.P.C. Santiago, J. N. Thomas, O. Pinto, N. N. Solorzano, N. J. Schuch, S. R. Freitas, N.J. Ferreira, and J.C. Conforte, Observations of Prolific Transient Luminous Event Production Above a Mesoscale Convective System in Argentina during the Sprite2006 Campaign in Brazil, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2009JA014857, 2010. [3.1 MB .pdf file]

[13] Thomas, J. N., N. N. Solorzano, S. A. Cummer, and R. H. Holzworth, Polarity and energetics of inner core lightning in three intense North Atlantic hurricanes, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, A00E15, doi:10.1029/2009JA014777, 2010. [1.1 MB .pdf file]

2009
[12] Thomas, J. N., J. J. Love, M. J. S. Johnston, and K. Yumoto, On the reported magnetic precursor of the 1993 Guam earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L16301, doi:10.1029/2009GL039020, 2009. [339 KB .pdf file]

[11] Thomas, J. N., J. J. Love, and M. J. S. Johnston, On the reported magnetic precursor of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, vol. 173, pp.207-215, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2008.11.014, 2009. [2.7 MB .pdf file]

[10] Thomas, J. N., R. H. Holzworth, and M. P. McCarthy, In situ measurements of contributions to the global electrical circuit by a thunderstorm in southeastern Brazil, Atmos. Res., vol. 91, pp. 153-160, doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2008.03.026, 2009. [514 KB .pdf file]

2008
[9] Thomas, J. N., B. H. Barnum, E. H. Lay, R. H. Holzworth, M. Cho, and M. C. Kelley, Lightning-driven electric fields measured in the lower ionosphere: Implications for transient luminous events, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, A12306, doi:10.1029/2008JA013567, 2008. [299 KB .pdf file]

[8] Taylor, M.J., M. Bailey, P. D. Pautet, S. A. Cummer, N. Jaugey, J. N. Thomas, N. N. Solorzano, F.T. Sao Sabbas, R. H. Holzworth, O. Pinto and N. Schuch, Rare measurements of a sprite with halo event driven by a negative lightning discharge over Argentina, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2008GL033984, 2008. [218 KB .pdf file]

2007
[7] Thomas, J. N., et al. A very active sprite-producing storm observed over Argentina, EOS Feature Article, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Vol. 88, No. 10, pp. 117-128, March 6, 2007. [1.1 MB .pdf file]

2005
[6] Thomas, J. N., R. H. Holzworth, M. P. McCarthy, and O. Pinto, Jr., Lightning sferics and stroke delayed pulses measured in the stratosphere: Implications for mesospheric currents, Geophys. Res. Lett., vol. 32, L22807, doi:10.1029/2005GL024629, 2005. [139 KB .pdf file]

[5] Thomas, J. N., R. H. Holzworth, M. P. McCarthy, and O. Pinto, Jr., Predicting lightning-driven quasi-electrostatic fields at sprite altitudes using in situ measurements and a numerical model, Geophys. Res. Lett., vol. 32, L10809, doi:10.1029/2005GL022693, May, 2005. [275 KB .pdf file]

[4] Holzworth, R. H., M. P. McCarthy, J. N. Thomas, J. Chin, T. M. Chinowsky, M. J. Taylor, and O. Pinto, Jr., Strong electric fields from positive lightning strokes in the Stratosphere, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 32, L04809, doi: 10.1029/2004GL021554, Feb., 2005. [322 KB .pdf file]

2004
[3] Thomas, J. N., R. H. Holzworth, and J. Chin, A new high voltage electric field instrument for studying sprites, IEEE Trans. Geo. Remote Sensing, 42(7): 1399-1404, July, 2004. [275 KB .pdf file]

[2] Lay, E. H., R. H. Holzworth, C. J. Rodger, J. N. Thomas, O. Pinto, Jr., and R. L. Dowden, WWLL global lightning detection system: Regional validation study in Brazil, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 31, L03102, doi: 10.1029/2003 GL018882, Feb., 2004. [3 MB .pdf file]

2002
[1] Tegen, R., J. N. Thomas, Y. Yan, Why neutrinos oscillate, South African Journal of Science, vol. 98,  pp. 147-153, 2002. [2 MB .pdf file]

Published Conference Proceedings
2008
Solorzano, N. N., J. N. Thomas, and R. H. Holzworth, Global studies of tropical cyclones using the World Wide Lightning Location Network, Third Conf. on Meteo. Applic. of Lightning Data, New Orleans, LA, 2008. [300 KB .pdf file]  

2007
Thomas, J. N., R. H. Holzworth, and M. P. McCarthy, Electric fields and conductivity measured in the stratosphere above thunderstorms: Implications for the global electrical circuit, 13th International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity, Beijing, China, 2007.

Solorzano, N. N., J. N. Thomas, and R. H. Holzworth, Studying intense tropical cyclones using the World Wide Lightning Location Network, 13th International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity, Beijing, China, 2007.

U. of Washington Ph.D. Dissertation 2005:
Lightning-Driven Electric and Magnetic Fields Measured in the Stratosphere: Implications for Sprites [3.7 MB .pdf file]

Revised October 2014