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LIS 0.1 DEGREE VERY HIGH RESOLUTION GRIDDED LIGHTNING DIURNAL CLIMATOLOGY (VHRDC) V1
Entry ID: lisvhrdc_1


Summary
Abstract: The LIS 0.1 Degree Very High Resolution Gridded Lightning Diurnal Climatology (VHRDC) dataset consists of gridded diurnal climatologies of total lightning flash rates seen by the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) from January 1, 1998 through December 31, 2013. LIS is an instrument on the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission satellite (TRMM) used to detect the distribution and variability of total lightning occurring in the Earth's tropical and subtropical regions. This information can be used for severe storm detection and analysis, and also for lightning-atmosphere interaction studies. The gridded climatologies include annual mean flash rate, mean diurnal cycle of flash rate with 24 hour resolution, and mean annual cycle of flash rate with daily, monthly, or seasonal resolution. All datasets are in 0.1 degree spatial resolution. The mean annual cycle of flash rate datasets (i.e., daily, monthly or seasonal) have both 49-day and 1 degree boxcar moving averages to remove diurnal cycle and smooth regions with low flash rate, making the results more robust.

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Description: Where are the lightning hotspots on Earth?


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Description: LIS Very High Resolution Climatology Data Reader Code


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Description: Highlights from Albrecht et. al's 'Where Are the Lightning Hotspots on Earth?' publication


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Geographic Coverage
 N: 38.0 S: -38.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-01-01
Stop Date: 2013-12-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > TROPICS


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Diurnal


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


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
TRMM >Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission    [Information]


Instrument
LIS >Lightning Imaging Sensor    [Information]


Project
LIS >Lightning Imaging Sensor Project    [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/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED



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Distribution
Distribution_Format: netCDF-4
Fees: 0.0


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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-08-20



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