This LIS ISS NQC Provisional Science dataset was active from 14 December 2017 to 19 August 2019, and has now been retired.
The final non-provisional data is now available at http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/LIS/ISSLIS/DATA106.
The Non-Quality Controlled Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on International Space Station (ISS) Provisional Science Data dataset was collected by the LIS instrument mounted on the ISS and are used to detect the distribution and variability of total lightning occurring in the Earth’s tropical and subtropical regions. This dataset consists of non-quality controlled science data. This data collection can be used for severe storm detection and analysis, as well as for lightning-atmosphere interaction studies. The LIS instrument makes measurements during both day and night with high detection efficiency. The data are available in both HDF-4 and netCDF-4 formats, with corresponding browse images in GIF format.
These ISS LIS data are considered provisional files indicating that the algorithm is still under development and the data may contain errors. Use the data with caution and do not use for research leading to publications or presentations without consent of the data provider. Please give feedback directly to the data provider. Quality controlled data are currently unavailable, but are expected to be available later this year.
Blakeslee, Richard J. 2017. Non-Quality Controlled Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on International Space Station (ISS) Provisional Science Data [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A.
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Red dots or areas indicate coverage range.
|Spatial Resolution:||4-8 km|
|Temporal resolution:||1 minute - < 1 hour|
|Start date:||2017-03-01 00:00:00|
|Retired Dataset:||Retired data available on request only|
The guide document contains detaile information about the dataset
|Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD):||https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/preservation/LIS/atbd-lis-2000.pdf
ALGORITHM THEORETICAL BASIS DOCUMENT (ATBD) FOR THE LIGHTNING IMAGING SENSOR (LIS)
Sample Browse Image
Lightning Micro Article
ISS LIS Lightning Flash Location Quickview using Python and GIS
Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) for the International Space Station (ISS): Mission Description and Science Goals
Timing Uncertainty of the Lightning Imaging Sensor Advanced Search: Volume 32, Issue 3 (March 2015)
LIS on ISS: Expanded Global Coverage and Enhanced Applications
The detection of lightning from geostationary orbit
|Project Home Page:||https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/lightning/
ISS Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) Data Sets
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