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Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

The LIS 0.1 Degree Very High Resolution Gridded Lightning Seasonal Climatology (VHRSC) dataset consists of gridded seasonal climatologies of total lightning flash rates seen by the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) from January 1, 1998 through December 31, 2013. LIS is 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 gridded climatologies include annual mean flash rate, mean diurnal cycle of flash rate with 24 hour resolution, and mean annual cycle of flash rate with daily, monthly, or seasonal resolution. All datasets are in 0.1 degree spatial resolution. The mean annual cycle of flash rate datasets (i.e., daily, monthly or seasonal) have both 49-day and 1 degree boxcar moving averages to remove diurnal cycle and smooth regions with low flash rate, making the results more robust.

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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

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Identifier C1979883491-GHRC_DAAC
Data First Published 2016-03-02
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2022-04-28
Category LIS, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Catalog Describedby
Citation Albrecht, Rachel I, Steve Goodman, Dennis Buechler, Richard J. Blakeslee and Hugh Christian.2016. LIS 0.1 DEGREE VERY HIGH RESOLUTION GRIDDED LIGHTNING SEASONAL CLIMATOLOGY (VHRSC) indicate subset used. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrometeorology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. DOI:
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Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
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Program Code 026:001
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Source Hash 89efe78113801d577cd05c0277bda16af655c4e1f3f079e8efd11a53adb9a865
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1998-01-01T00:00:00Z/2013-12-31T23:59:59Z

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