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[IDV #XQY-387958]: Displaying lightning data from Vaisala



> Yuan,
> 
> Actually, I'm not looking for a real-time feed.  I want to check lightning 
> from storms from this spring.  David Knight advised me that I need to get 
> that from Vaisalla so I contacted them and provided them with an abstract of 
> what I want to do.  They approved it and referred me to Ron Holle.  All he 
> needs is to know what format he should use to give me the data so that the 
> IDV can read it.
> 
> 
> Jerry
> 
 
Hi Jerry,
      Since the NLDN is a binary format and created in SUNNY, you can get 
better information to send the email to David Knight <address@hidden>. I will 
be surprised if Vaisalla doesn't know the NLDN format. The IDV is using the CDM 
library to read in this kind of lightning data. There is another format of 
lightning data can be read into the IDV, it is ASCII file in CSV format as the 
following example. I don't remember the variable in each column, I can provide 
more detail information next week if you are interested. 


Yuan

LIGHTNING-GLN1,2011-06-17T23:00:00,2011-06-17T22:58:55
2011-06-17T22:58:36.146,28.2456821,-82.065129,-11.7,0.25,0.25,-34
2011-06-17T22:58:36.227,28.2451602,-82.0643221,-12.9,0.25,0.25,-34
2011-06-17T22:58:36.242,39.3317504,-71.1041222,-27.7,0.5,0.25,-31
2011-06-17T22:58:36.328,49.9121569,-101.0987399,0.0,0.25,0.25,17
2011-06-17T22:58:36.437,39.3110577,-71.1260221,-23.5,1.25,0.25,-7
2011-06-17T22:58:36.448,49.9443409,-101.1232216,-13.1,0.25,0.25,0



Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: XQY-387958
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Open


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