Vaisala US NLDN Lightning Flash Data
Entry ID: vaiconus

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Abstract: This data set is restricted to the LIS Science Team and other TRMM EOS affliated investigators with a NASA contract number. The U.S. National Lightning Detection Network is a commercial lightning detection network operated by Vaisala. A network of over 100 antennae are connected to a central processor that records the time, polarity, signal strength, and number of strokes of each cloud-to-ground lightning flash detected over the United States starting from Jan. 1, 1995 to present.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 53.0   S: -20.0   E: 130.0   W: -60.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
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:

NLDN data provided by the NASA Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS)
instrument team and the LIS data center via the Global Hydrology
Resource Center (GHRC) located at the Global Hydrology and Climate
Center (GHCC), Huntsville, Alabama through a license agreement with
Vaisala Group ( The data available from the GHRC are
restricted to LIS science team collaborators and to NASA EOS and TRMM
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: vaiconus

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 256-961-7973
Email: ghrcdaac at
Contact Address:
320 Sparkman Dr.
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 5Gb/year
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: none
Phone: 256-961-7963
Email: william.koshak at
Contact Address:
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Earth Science Office, ZP11
Robert E. Cramer Research Hall
320 Sparkman Drive
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805-1912
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-11-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-27
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