NLDNNational Lightning Detection Network (Vaisala-GAI)
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Because the charge in the top half of a storm cloud is positive, the lightning that favors sprites shows up as a positive current in NLDN data.
recorded radio waves, monitoring frequencies below those detected by the NLDN sensors.
Advances in Global Atmospherics' detection technology, combined with demand for early severe weather warnings needed to keep increasingly complex operations running safely and efficiently, make the 2002 NLDN upgrade both necessary and possible.
Lightning strike locations are broadcast to NLDN subscribers within 30 seconds to one minute.
By incorporating NLDN data into our forecasts, we will be able to assure the greatest level of accuracy for our clients," Smith said.