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DC3: North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (NALMA) Data


This dataset contains total lightning measurements from the North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array collected from 15 May to 15 June 2012 as part of the Deep Convective Clouds & Chemistry (DC3) Project. These data are available in tar files by day which contain data files in both asci and netcdf formats. Included are: raw VHF source information from the LMA that has been reprocessed and quality controlled, lightning flash output from a flash clustering algorithm that combines VHF source information into flashes using space and time criteria, and a gridded flash product using lmatools.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2013-01-09)
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2012-05-15 00:00:00
End datetime 2012-06-15 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 42.06574, Minimum (South) Latitude: 24.96023
Minimum (West) Longitude: -106.76535, Maximum (East) Longitude: -84.94339

Primary point of contact information

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Additional contact information


Carey, L., Blakeslee, R., Bruning, E. 2013. DC3: North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (NALMA) Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 23 Jul 2024.

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