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Space Shuttle Observations of Lightning - Mesoscale Lightning Experiment (Red Sprites, Blue Jets, Elves)

Abstract: This data set is a collection of images and corresponding data related to
mesoscale lightning phenomena: Red Sprites, Blue Jets, and Elves.

The Shuttle lightning observation research program evolved from cooperative
research efforts of the Marshall Space Flight Center, State University of New
York at Albany, and New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology at Socorro.
These cooperative research ... View entire text
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Description: This site contains images and links to more data on the mesoscale lightning
phenomena of Red Sprites, Blue Jets, and Elves.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.41   S: 40.11   E: -71.46   W: -80.16

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Data Presentation Form: GIF, MPEG, Quicktime
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
Ancillary Keywords
Data Center
Lightning and Atmospheric Electricity Research, Global Hydrology and Climate Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: jim.arnold at
Contact Address:
National Space Science and Technology Center
320 Sparkman Drive
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Country: USA
Phone: 205) 922-5893
Email: skeet.vaughan at
Contact Address:
Earth System Science Division
Space Sciences Lab, NASA/MSFC
Mesoscale Lightning Experiment (MLE)
City: Huntsville
Province or State: Alabama
Postal Code: 35812
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-07-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-08-29