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T-PARC: Vaisala Long-Range Lightning Detection Network Data


This password protected data set contains the Vaisala Long-Range Lightning Detection Network (LLDN) data for the globe during the T-PARC project period (August-September 2008). These data contain LLDN cloud-to-ground strokes with the following parameters: date, time, latitude, longitude, chi square value, and length of the semi-major axis of the error ellipse. This dataset was made available from Vaisala, Inc. free of charge to T-PARC investigators ONLY and all users are required to abide by the Vaisala LLDN data policy to researchers: (1) These data may not be sold or shared with another party outside T-PARC; (2) These data may not be used for direct comparisons with other lightning detection networks without approval of Vaisala, Inc.; 3) Prior to submission of any publication using these data, Vaisala, Inc. must be given the opportunity to review elements of the manuscript related to Vaisala, Inc. for technical accuracy; (4) Vaisala, Inc. must be acknowledged as the source of the Information and data; and (5) There can be no proprietary or commercial restrictions on the research results and all investigator(s) must be directly associated with an academic or research organization. Any questions on this data policy should be addressed directly to the Vaisala, Inc. Point of contact.

Please contact Steve Williams (NCAR/EOL) via e-mail (sfw at ucar dot edu) with your acceptance of the above Vaisala, Inc. LLDN data policy to obtain access to these data.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2010-03-10)
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2008-08-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2009-09-30 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 90.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -90.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -180.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 180.00

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EOL Data Support <>

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Demetriades, N. 2010. T-PARC: Vaisala Long-Range Lightning Detection Network Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 12 Jun 2024.

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