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Doug Kahn

Lightning Research Using WDSS-II

  • Research uses the Washington D.C. Lightning Mapping Array (DCLMA) & Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN).
  • The Warning Decision Support System – Integrated Information (WDSS-II) allows us to view and cluster convective storms in an interactive, 3-D graphic display.
  • We are using these total lightning observations to provide detailed insights into the structure and evolution of convective storms and help protect life and property.

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Figure 1: Photographs of the LMA computer (above) and sensor (below), and examples of lightning and radar overlaid in WDSS-II.

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