TCSP ER-2 LIGHTNING INSTRUMENT PACKAGE (LIP) V1Entry ID: tcsplip_1
Abstract: The TCSP ER-2 Lightning Instrument Package (LIP) consists of 7 rotating vane type electric field sensors and a two channel conductivity probe along with a central computer to record and monitor the instruments. The field mills measure the components of the electric field over a wide dynamic range extending from fair weather electric fields, (i.e., a few to tens of V/m) to larger thunderstorm ... fields (i.e., tens of kV/m). Total lightning (i.e., cloud-to-ground, intracloud) is identified from the abrupt electric field changes in the data. The conductivity probe measures the air conductivity at the aircraft flight altitude. Storm electric currents can be derived using the electric field and air conductivity measurements. The TCSP mission collected data for research and documentation of cyclogenesis, the interaction of temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind and air pressure that creates ideal birthing conditions for tropical storms, hurricanes and related phenomena. The goal of this mission was to help us better understand how hurricanes and other tropical storms are formed and intensify.
Data Set Citation
Other Citation Details: Blakeslee, Richard J., Monte Bateman and Douglas M. Mach.2006. TCSP ER-2 LIGHTNING INSTRUMENT PACKAGE (LIP) [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/TCSP/LIP/DATA101
Dataset DOI: 10.5067/TCSP/LIP/DATA101
Start Date: 2005-07-02Stop Date: 2005-07-27
Temporal Resolution: Hourly - < Daily
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-02-27