Short Name:
relampagolma

Remote sensing of Electrification, Lightning, And Mesoscale/microscale Processes with Adaptive Ground Observations (RELAMPAGO) Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) V1

The Remote sensing of Electrification, Lightning, And Mesoscale/microscale Processes with Adaptive Ground Observations (RELAMPAGO) Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) was an 11-station, ground-based network located in north-central Argentina from November 2018 to April 2019 in support of the RELAMPAGO field campaign. The RELAMPAGO campaign aimed to characterize the atmospheric conditions and terrain effects that facilitate the initiation and growth of intense weather systems in this region of South America. The LMA maps Very High Frequency (VHF) emissions from lightning in three dimensions. These emissions have also been grouped, temporally and spatially, into individual flashes, and the flash characteristics analyzed to produce gridded products. The dataset was produced by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), via an agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in order to serve as a validation dataset for the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM). These LMA data are available from November 8, 2018 through April 20, 2019 in ASCII, HDF5, and netCDF-4 format.

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