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Electromagnetic sensors for general lightning applicationElectromagnetic sensors for general lightning applications in measuring environment are discussed as well as system response to the environment. This includes electric and magnetic fields, surface current and charge densities, and currents on conductors. Many EMP sensors are directly applicable to lightning measurements, but there are some special cases of lightning measurements involving direct strikes which require special design considerations for the sensors. The sensors and instrumentation used by NMIMT in collecting data on lightning at South Baldy peak in central New Mexico during the 1978 and 1979 lightning seasons are also discussed. The Langmuir Laboratory facilities and details of the underground shielded instrumentation room and recording equipment are presented.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Baum, C. E. (Air Force Weapons Lab. Kirtland AFB, NM, United States)
Breen, E. L. (Air Force Weapons Lab. Kirtland AFB, NM, United States)
Onell, J. P. (Air Force Weapons Lab. Kirtland AFB, NM, United States)
Moore, C. B. (New Mexico Inst. of Mining and Technology N. Mex., United States)
Sower, G. D. (Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier, Inc., Albuquerque)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1980
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Langley Res. Center Lightning Technol.
Subject Category
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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