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[IDD #JYX-248345]: Lightning Data Access



Hi Joe,

re:
> Thanks for the response Tom,

No worries.

re:
> I found your website from another site which said that the lightning
> data was publically open, that is why I reached out.

Can you tell me what site you are referring to?  Saying that lightning
data is publicly available is more than misleading, it is incorrect!

re:
> Unfortunately I don't have access to a LINUX system, we are all widows
> based.

I was afraid of that.

re:
> I am looking to try and get the data to assist with investigations/research
> on fires and the potential cause when lightning is suspected.

OK.

re:
> Honestly, I don't know anything about the netCDF4 format or Python.

I was afraid of that also.  What are you planning on using for your
investigations?

re:
> Do you know who I would need to contact about the remote access to
> the McIDAS ADDE or the THREDDS data server?

The McIDAS ADDE and TDS servers we operate are open and access is free.
The URL for our primary TDS server is:

thredds.ucar.edu

The GOES-R lightning data is available under:

Satellite Data -> GOES16 GRB -> GLM -> LCFA

The data files are organized by day (directory names follow CCYYMMDD naming
convention).  The special exception to this is there is a directory named
'current' that contains the "most recent" files (the number of such files
depends on which data one is looking at).  The file names look like:

 OR_GLM-L2-LCFA_G16_s20190032133000_e20190032133200_c20190032133226.nc

These are netCDF4 files.  They are the same that one can download from
the NOAA PDA facility.
 
Cheers,

Tom
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Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: JYX-248345
Department: Support IDD
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed
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