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CAMEX-3 LIGHTNING INSTRUMENT PACKAGE (LIP) V1
Entry ID: er2lip_1


Summary
Abstract: The CAMEX-3 Lightning Instrument Package (LIP) dataset contains electrical field measurements of lightning within storms studied during the Convection And Moisture EXperiment 3 (CAMEX-3). The LIP was flown aboard the NASA ER-2 aircraft, enabling vector components of the electric field (i.e, Ex, Ey, Ez) to be readily obtained, thus greatly improving knowledge of the electrical structure within storms overflown. Measurements within this dataset include field mill data, conductivity probe temperatures from two probes, and navigation data. The field mills measure the components of the electric field over a wide dynamic range extending from fair weather electric fields, (i.e., a few to tens of V/m) to larger thunderstorm fields (i.e., tens of kV/m). Total lightning (i.e., cloud-to-ground, intracloud) is identified from the abrupt electric field changes in the data. The conductivity probe measures the air conductivity at the aircraft flight altitude. Storm electric currents can be derived using the electric field and air conductivity measurements.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 50.0 S: 10.0  E: -50.0  W: -105.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-08-08
Stop Date: 1998-09-27


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > CARIBBEAN


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Continuous


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY >ATMOSPHERIC CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >WEATHER EVENTS >LIGHTNING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY >LIGHTNING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY >ELECTRIC FIELD    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
NASA ER-2 >NASA Earth Resources-2    [Information]


Instrument
LIP >Lightning Instrument Package    [Information]


Project
CAMEX-3 >Convection and Moisture Experiment 3    [Information]


Access Constraints
This product has full public access.


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/

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Name: NOT PROVIDED



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Distribution
Distribution_Format: HDF-4
Fees: 0.0


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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-02-27



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