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GOES-R PLT Washington D.C. Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) V1

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

The GOES-R PLT Washington D.C. Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) dataset consists of total lightning data measured from the Washington D.C. LMA (DCLMA) network during the GOES-R Post Launch Test (PLT) airborne science field campaign. The GOES-R PLT airborne science field campaign took place in support of the post-launch product validation of the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) and the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM). The LMA measures the arrival time of radiation from a lightning discharge at multiple stations and locates the sources of radiation to produce a three-dimensional map of total lightning activity. These data files are available in compressed ASCII files and are available from April 6, 2017 through June 1, 2017.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Identifier C1979113112-GHRC_DAAC
Data First Published 2019-03-06
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2022-04-28
Category GOES-R PLT, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Citation Blakeslee, Richard J..2019. GOES-R PLT Washington D.C. Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) indicate subset used. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrometeorology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. DOI:
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Homepage URL
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Program Code 026:001
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash b1acdbe82c1b0ac6d79478a6ff3982e79902b4828cca5c35490b9aeaeb1e50ff
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2017-04-06T20:00:00Z/2017-06-01T00:00:00Z

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