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glm proxy data generation: methods for stroke/pulse level inter-comparison of ground-based lightning reference networksIn order to produce useful proxy data for the GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) in regions not covered by VLF lightning mapping systems, we intend to employ data produced by ground-based (regional or global) VLF/LF lightning detection networks. Before using these data in GLM Risk Reduction tasks, it is necessary to have a quantitative understanding of the performance of these networks, in terms of CG flash/stroke DE, cloud flash/pulse DE, location accuracy, and CLD/CG classification error. This information is being obtained through inter-comparison with LMAs and well-quantified VLF/LF lightning networks. One of our approaches is to compare "bulk" counting statistics on the spatial scale of convective cells, in order to both quantify relative performance and observe variations in cell-based temporal trends provided by each network. In addition, we are using microsecond-level stroke/pulse time correlation to facilitate detailed inter-comparisons at a more-fundamental level. The current development status of our ground-based inter-comparison and evaluation tools will be presented, and performance metrics will be discussed through a comparison of Vaisala s Global Lightning Dataset (GLD360) with the NLDN at locations within and outside the U.S.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Cummins, Kenneth L.
(Arizona Univ. Tucson, AZ, United States)
Carey, Lawrence D.
(Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Schultz, Christopher J.
(Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Bateman, Monte G.
(University Space Research Association Houston, TX, United States)
Cecil, Daniel J.
(Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Rudlosky, Scott D.
(Maryland Univ. College Park, MD, United States)
Petersen, Walter Arthur
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Blakeslee, Richard J.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Goodman, Steven J.
(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
December 5, 2011
Subject Category
Meteorology and Climatology
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Meeting Information
2011 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting(San Francisco, CA)
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