GAI Long Range Lightning Network
Entry ID: gailong

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Abstract: The network is comprised of the U.S. National Lightning Detection Network
(NLDN) and the Canadian Lightning Detection Network (CLDN), the latter
commissioned for operations in February 1999. These two networks comprise an
integrated North American Lightning Detection Network (NALDN) consisting of 187
sensors (Cummins et al., 1999). The sensors are ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 0.0   E: 0.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-07-12
Stop Date: 2003-11-14
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Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 25KM
Longitude Resolution: 25KM
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
RF ANTENNA Ancillary Description
Access Constraints Distribution of these data are restricted to MSFC LIS Science Team collaborators and to Earth Observing System (EOS) and TRMM affiliated Investigators.
Use Constraints When NLDN data obtained from the GHRC is used in publication, the
following acknowledgement shall be used:
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Data Center
Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: gailong

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 256-961-7932
Fax: 256-961-7859
Email: ghrcdaac at
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
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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Cummins, K.L., et al., 1995: NLDN'95: A Combined TOA/MDF Technology Upgrade of
the U.S. National Lightning Detection Network. Intl. Aerospace & Ground
Conference on Lightning and Static Electricity, Williamsburg, VA, USA, Sept.
26-28, 1995.

Cummins, K.L., R.O. Burnett, W.L. Hiscox, and A.E. Pifer, 1993: Line
Reliability and ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-09-05
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