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OPTICAL TRANSIENT DETECTOR (OTD) LIGHTNING V1
Entry ID: otdlip

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Summary
Abstract: The Optical Transient Detector (OTD) records optical measurements of global lightning events in the daytime and nighttime. The data includes individual point (lightning) data, satellite metadata, and several derived products. The OTD was launched on 3 April 1995 aboard the Microlab-1 satellite into a near polar orbit with an inclination of 70 degrees with respect to the equator, at an altitude of 740 km.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 70.0   S: -70.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-04-13
Stop Date: 2000-03-23
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 2ms
Extended Metadata Properties
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