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Proceedings: Workshop on the Need for Lightning Observations from SpaceThe results of the Workshop on the Need for Lightning Observations from Space held February 13-15, 1979, at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, Tennessee are presented. The interest and active involvement by the engineering, operational, and scientific participants in the workshop demonstrated that lightning observations from space is a goal well worth pursuing. The unique contributions, measurement requirements, and supportive research investigations were defined for a number of important applications. Lightning has a significant role in atmospheric processes and needs to be systematically investigated. Satellite instrumentation specifically designed for indicating the characteristics of lightning are of value in severe storms research, in engineering and operational problem areas, and in providing information on atmospheric electricity and its role in meteorological processes.
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Conference Proceedings
Christensen, L. S. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Frost, W. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Vaughan, W. W. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1979
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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