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Entry ID: otdlip_1

Abstract: The Optical Transient Detector (OTD) records optical measurements of global lightning events in the daytime and nighttime. The data includes individual point (lightning) data, satellite metadata, and several derived products. The OTD was launched on 3 April 1995 aboard the Microlab-1 satellite into a near polar orbit with an inclination of 70 degrees with respect to the equator, at an altitude of 740 km.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 70.0   S: -70.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1
Other Citation Details: Blakeslee, Richard J..1996. OPTICAL TRANSIENT DETECTOR (OTD) LIGHTNING [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. DOI:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-04-13
Stop Date: 2000-03-23
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Daily - < Weekly
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: HDF-4
Fees: 0.0
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-02-27