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Total lightning density


Measurement Definition*: Total number of detected flashes in the corresponding time interval and the space unit. The space unit (grid box) should be equal to the horizontal resolution and the accumulation time to the observing cycle

Thematic Links
InstrumentStatus/
Accuracy
Instrument DescriptionMeasurement TechnologyTimeline
GLM
GEO Lightning Mapper
Operational
Detect total lightning flash rate over near full disk.Lightning imager
LIS
Lightning Imaging Sensor
Operational
Global distribution and variability of total lightning. Data can be related to rainfall to study hydrological cycle.Lightning imager
LMI
Lightning Mapping Imager
Operational
Lightning mapping for locating thunder storms in flooding season, CCD camera operating 0.77 µm to count flashes and intensity.Lightning imager
LI
Lightning Imager
Being developed
Real time lightning detection (cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground strokes, with no discrimination between the two), lightning location.Lightning imager
* Description adapted from WMO.
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