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Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) from Lightning 1983-1990 from the Global Emissions Inventory Activity (GEIA), IGBP/IGAC

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Abstract: This data set contains 12 months of data at 1x1 degree resolution,
based on an 8-year average of the period 1983-1990 of global nitrogen
oxide (NOx) production due to lightning activity. In addition a file
with the annual average total is provided. All months have all been
normalised to equal length.

The NOx production is total NOx production, both from cloud-to-ground
(CG) and intra-cloud (IC) flashes. The annual total is 12.2 Tg
Related URL
Description: Access to NOx lightning documentation and data

Description: GEIA Project Home Page
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Price, C.G.
Dataset Title: NOx from Lightning
Dataset Series Name: NOx Lightning Data
Dataset Release Date: 4 August 1999
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: GEIA
Version: Version 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: monthly, annual
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Global Emissions Inventory Activity, International Global Atmospheric Chemistry, International Geosphere-Biosphere Program Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 303-442-6866
Fax: 303-442-6958
Email: Paulette at
Contact Address:
GEIA Center
Panorama Pathways
2385 Panorama Avenue
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80304
Country: USA
Distribution Media: ftp, WWW
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: None
Phone: 972-3-6406029
Fax: 972-3-6409282
Email: cprice at
Contact Address:
Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences
Tel Aviv University
City: Ramat Aviv
Postal Code: 69978
Country: ISRAEL
Price, C.G., J.E. Penner and M.J. Prather, 1997, NOx from lightning,
Part I: Global distribution based on lightning physics,
J. Geophys. Res., 102:D5, 5929-5941.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-07-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24