Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on TRMM Backgrounds V4

Metadata Updated: August 9, 2018

The Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) Backgrounds was collected by the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS), which was an instrument on the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission satellite (TRMM) used to detect the distribution and variability of total lightning occurring in the Earth's tropical and subtropical regions. This information can be used for severe storm detection and analysis, and also for lightning-atmosphere interaction studies. The LIS instrument made measurements during both day and night with high detection efficiency from January 1, 1998 through April 8, 2015. This dataset consists of lightning count and lightning density.

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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 August 9, 2018
Metadata Updated Date August 9, 2018

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 9, 2018
Metadata Updated Date August 9, 2018
Unique Identifier C1418012272-GHRC
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Data First Published 2010-03-16T11:07:59.000Z
Homepage URL
Language en-US
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2018-02-02T12:10:36.000Z
Program Code 026:001
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > National Aeronautics and Space Administration > NASA/MSFC/GHRC
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Temporal 1998-01-01T00:45:12Z/2015-04-08T15:26:28Z
Category TRMM, geospatial

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