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Very low frequency radio observations of lightning discharges (AARDDVARK)
Entry ID: K060_2008_2012_NZ_2

Abstract: The AARDDVARK/WWLLN Very Low Frequency (VLF) Radio Sensor was installed at Arrival Heights from 10-15 December 2008 by Dr Craig J. Rodger and Dr. James Brundell as part of Antarctica New Zealand Event K069a. The sensor measures the magnetic field in the Very Low Frequency radio range (~500 Hz-50 kHz), and passes it to a PC which processes the data for the experiments. The primary experiment is the ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: The World Wide Lightning Location Network (WWLLN) hompage and details on how to obtain data.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: -180.0   W: 180.0
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 20000
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 0

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-12-24
VLF RECEIVERS Ancillary Description
Quality The data is available from the WWLLN.

WWLLN Monthly CDs containing all stroke locations over the whole world for 1 month. These are mailed to subscribers each month, or they may opt to download the data weekly. Archival data are available for sale from January 2004 to the present. Our site hosts receive a free monthly subscription.

WWLLN Data are available via internet with cadence every 10 minutes for research purposes from the University of Washington, or with a cadence of as fast as every minute (i.e. in realtime) from our commercial reseller. Contact Prof. Holzworth for more info.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Phone: +64 03 479 4120
Fax: +64 03 479 0964
Email: crodger at
Contact Address:
Department of Physics
University of Otago
City: Dunedin
Country: New Zealand
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04