The main goal of this diploma thesis is to perform a comprehensive study of the lightning activity in Austria in the time interval from 1998 to 2007. Additionally some important lightning parameters of the flashes located in Austria are analysed. The first analysis determines the lightning density of Austria and describes the hot spots in more detail. The second part provides information about the highest flash multiplicities observed in Austria between 2002 and 2007.
The next analysis shows a study of strokes with extremely high peak currents located in Austria and Middle Europe. Aim is to find the stroke with the highest peak current and a serious detection quality in the time interval between 2000 and 2007. Finally the influence of the radio transmitter tower located on the Gaisberg to the lightning density in the proximity is analysed. The directly measured tower impacts are subtracted from the strokes detected by the Lightning Location System (ALDIS) in a 20 km 20 km area with the Gaisberg in the center.
Additionally the Appendix shows a detailed collection of photos and maps of the described locations.