The U.S. National Lightning Detection Network Database (NLDN)
Entry ID: NLDN

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Summary
Abstract: The National Lightning Detection Network, NLDN, consists of over 100 remote, ground-based sensing stations located across the United States that instantaneously detect the electromagnetic signals given off when lightning strikes the earth's surface. These remote sensors send the raw data via a satellite-based communications network to the Network Control Center operated by Vaisala Inc. in Tucson, Arizona. Within seconds of a lightning strike, the NCC's central analyzers process information on the location, time, polarity, and communicated to users across the country.

More information:
http://thunderstorm.vaisala.com

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 60.0 S: 18.0  E: -60.0  W: -130.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Vaisala GAI, Inc.
Dataset Title: The U.S. National Lightning Detection Network Database (NLDN)
Dataset Release Place: Tucson, AZ, USA
Online Resource: http://thunderstorm.vaisala.com


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
VERTICAL LOCATION > BOUNDARY LAYER
VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY >LIGHTNING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >LIGHTNING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]


Keywords
DAILY DATA
NLDN
NLDN STATIONS
SEVERE WEATHER
THUNDERSTORMS


Data Center
Vaisala, Inc.    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.vaisala.com/
Dataset ID: NLDN

Data Center Personnel
Name: VAISALA SUPPORT
Email: thunderstorm.netsupport at vaisala.com



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Fees: Contact Vaisala for Fee information.


Personnel
VAISALA SUPPORT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: thunderstorm.netsupport at vaisala.com



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1994-04-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-09-25

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