[Help for this page] TCSP ER-2 Lightning Instrument Package (LIP)

The ER-2 Lightning Instrument Package (LIP) consists of 7 rotating vane type electric field sensors and a two channel conductivity probe along with a central computer to record and monitor the instruments. The field mills measure the components of the electric field over a wide dynamic range extending from fair weather electric fields, (i.e., a few to tens of V/m) to larger thunderstorm fields (i.e., tens of kV/m). Total lightning (i.e., cloud-to-ground, intracloud) is identified from the abrupt electric field changes in the data. The conductivity probe measures the air conductivity at the aircraft flight altitude. Storm electric currents can be derived using the electric field and air conductivity measurements. A more detailed discription of the LIP can be found at: tcsp.nsstc.nasa.gov/camex4/instrument_documentation/lip.pdf
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General Characteristics
Publication date: 2006-04-07
Version: 1
Collections: Lightning Products, TCSP Products
Projects: TCSP
Platforms: NASA ER-2
Instruments: LIP
Terms: ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY
Processing level: 1
Format: ASCII
Coverage
Location: GULF OF MEXICO [coverage map]
Red dots or areas indicate coverage range.
Spatial resolution: n/a
North boundary: 32°
West boundary: -115°
East boundary: -62°
South boundary:
Temporal resolution: 1 Flight
Start date: 2005-06-18
Stop date: 2005-07-28
Links
Data Access: https://fcportal.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/tcsp/lip/data/
Files may be downloaded directly to your workstation from this link
Browse: https://fcportal.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/tcsp/lip/browse/
Browse images illustrate the nature and coverage of the data
Guide: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_docs/tcsp/tcsplip/tcsplip_dataset.html
The guide document contains detailed information about the dataset
PI Documentation: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/tcsp/tcsplip/TCSP_LIP_conductivity_data.pdf
TCSP LIP conductivity data
Software: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/tcsp/tcsplip/plot_TCSP_archive_data.pro
Plot TCSP archive data
Homepage: http://tcsp.nsstc.nasa.gov/
The home page for the project or program which sponsored the dataset
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/TCSP/LIP/DATA101
Digital Object Identifier
Citing data: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/about-ghrc/citing-ghrc-daac-data
Instructions for citing GHRC data.