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Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

The NAMMA Lightning ZEUS data is provided by World-ZEUS Long Range Lightning Monitoring Network Data obtained from radio atmospheric signals located at thirteen ground stations spread across the European and African continents and Brazil from August 1, 2006 to October 1, 2006. Lightning activity occurring over a large part of the globe is continuously monitored at varying spatial accuracy (e.g. 10-20 km within and >50 km outside the network periphery) and high temporal (1 msec) resolution. Time is determined by the Arrival Time Difference between the time series from the pairs of the receivers. These data files were generated during support of the NASA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (NAMMA) campaign, a field research investigation sponsored by the Science Mission Directorate of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This mission was based in the Cape Verde Islands, 350 miles off the coast of Senegal in west Africa. Commencing in August 2006, NASA scientists employed surface observation networks and aircraft to characterize the evolution and structure of African Easterly Waves (AEWs) and Mesoscale Convective Systems over continental western Africa, and their associated impacts on regional water and energy budgets.

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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 C1979889582-GHRC_DAAC
Data First Published 2007-08-24
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2022-05-10
Category NAMMA, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Citation Williams, Earle R, Carlos Augusto Morales Rodriguez and Emmanouil N Anagnostou.2007. NAMMA LIGHTNING ZEUS DATA 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
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
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Program Code 026:001
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash d9f9943f3817f4f7ad7e779644c0c066e6d4ab15927da1e4db445cf3f3382a9a
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2006-08-01T00:00:00Z/2006-10-01T00:01:53Z

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