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Lightning Data Description

Lightning Data Unidata is pleased to facilitate the offering of lightning stroke data from several sources to universities for research and educational purposes. All data are delivered via Unidata's Local Data Manager (LDM) software on a direct, point-to-point connection basis. Data are made available to universities at no cost.

Lightning stroke data is collected by sensor networks owned by WSI Corporation and Vaisala. Both companies make the data available to registered research and educational institutions with several stipulations, including the restriction that the data will not be retransmitted or used in for-profit enterprises.

Data Capabilities

Remote Data Access Data Coverage Display & Analysis Options
LDM Feedtype*
Short-Term Archive
Regional National Global GEMPAK IDV McIDAS

R = Restricted: Data cannot be served past one's own insitution. Please see the guidelines regarding the access and use of lightning data.

*See a complete list of LDM feed types