Optical Transient Detector (OTD) Lightning Product
Entry ID: otdlip

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Abstract: The Optical Transient Detector is a scientific payload on the
Microlab-1 satellite, which was launched into orbit by a Pegasus
rocket in April 3, 1995. The primary mission of the OTD instrument is
to improve the understanding of thunderstorm distributions, cloud
processes, and storm variability by detecting and locating lightning
activity over large areas of the ... View entire text
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Caption:  Lightning flashes detected by OTD during July 1995.
Description:  An example of the lightning detected by OTD.

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 70.0   S: -70.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA/MSFC/GHRC
Dataset Title: Optical Transient Detector (OTD) Lightning Product
Online Resource: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-04-13
Stop Date: 2000-03-23
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 10 KM
Longitude Resolution: 10 KM
Temporal Resolution: 2 msecs
Quality Science data processing and quality assurance are performed within the
Lightning Imaging System Science Computing Facility (LIS SCF). OTD
science ... View entire text
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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: otdlip

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: 256-961-7828
Fax: 256-961-7723
Email: hugh.christian at msfc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Global Hydrology and Climate Center
NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center
320 Sparkman Drive
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-04
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