OLS Digital Derived Lightning From DMSP F10
Entry ID: olsdig10

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Abstract: The sun-synchronous U.S. Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite
Program (DMSP) series has provided one of the longest running
nighttime global lightning data set.

The Operational Line Scanner (OLS) on DMSP 5D-1/F10 recorded
high-resolution photographs in the visible wavelength range. At night
the gain on the instruments was set so that cities, gas and brush
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Caption:  DMSP-F10 OLS World Monthly Lightning Summary for April 1994.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 60.0   S: -60.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-02-01
Stop Date: 1994-05-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2.7 km
Longitude Resolution: 2.7 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Access Constraints Data available to the general public
Use Constraints There are no constraints on the use of this data set.
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: olsdig10

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 256-961-7932
Fax: 256-961-7859
Email: ghrcdaac at itsc.uah.edu
Contact Address:
GHRC User Services Office
Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC)
320 Sparkman Drive
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: HDF
Fees: none
Phone: 256-961-7962
Fax: 256-961-7348
Email: Rich.Blakeslee at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Global Hydrology and Climate Center
320 Sparkman Drive
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA
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Goodman S.J and H.J. Christian, Global Observations of Lightning,
Atlas of Satellite Observations Related to Global Change,
R. J. Gurney, Foster J.L. and C.L. Parkinson (eds.), Cambridge
University Press, London, p.p. 191- 211, 1993.

Orville R.E. and R.W. Henderson, Global Distribution of Midnight
Lightning: September 1977 to August 1978, Monthly Weather ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-04
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