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The U.S. National Lightning Detection Network Database (NLDN)Entry ID: NLDN
Abstract: The National Lightning Detection Network, NLDN, consists of over 100 remote, ground-based sensing stations located across the United States that instantaneously detect the electromagnetic signals given off when lightning strikes the earth's surface. These remote sensors send the raw data via a satellite-based communications network to the Network Control Center operated by Vaisala Inc. in Tucson, Arizona. Within seconds of a lightning strike, the NCC's central analyzers process information on the location, time, polarity, and communicated to users across the country.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Vaisala GAI, Inc.
Dataset Title: The U.S. National Lightning Detection Network Database (NLDN)
Dataset Release Place: Tucson, AZ, USAOnline Resource: http://thunderstorm.vaisala.com
Start Date: 1989-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Fees: Contact Vaisala for Fee information.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: thunderstorm.netsupport at vaisala.com
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1994-04-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-09-25