United States Precision Lightning Network (USPLN) Data
Lightning stroke data are collected in 1-hour reports which contain cloud-to-ground lightning stroke data and cloud flash discharges. The data are available in ASCII NAPLN extended data format. The reports have been combined into daily tar files. To request access to this data, please contact us via the info at the bottom of this page.
Access to this data set is limited to project Principal Investigators.
File 20161030_report.tar has been found to be corrupted. This file will remain hidden until the issue is resolved.
Due to unexpected hardware failure some files were lost corresponding to days in year 2017. Specifically, data from the following days were lost: 01/09, 01/20, 02/06, 02/18, 02/20, 02/22, 02/24, 03/02, 03/09, 03/13, 03/16, 03/29, 04/16, 04/18, 04/25, 05/18, 05/19, 06/06, 06/09, 06/10, 06/11, 06/13, 06/14, 06/16.
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|Begin datetime||2010-05-01 00:00:00|
|End datetime||2021-09-20 23:59:59|
Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.
Maximum (North) Latitude:
Minimum (South) Latitude:
Minimum (West) Longitude: -180.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 180.00
CitationExample citation following ESIP guidelines:
UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2011. United States Precision Lightning Network (USPLN) Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://data.eol.ucar.edu/dataset/100.017. Accessed 16 Oct 2021.
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