Accession Number : ADP002203

Title :   Wideband Magnetic Direction Finder Networks for Locating Cloud-to-Ground Lightning,

Corporate Author : LIGHTNING LOCATION AND PROTECTION INC TUCSON AZ

Personal Author(s) : Binford,R. C. ; Byerley,L. G. ; Krider,E. P. ; Maier,M. W. ; Pifer,A. E.

Report Date : 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Extensive networks of lightning direction finding stations are now operating in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, South Africa, Australia, Japan, and the People's Republic of China. These systems are being used to determine the location, movement, and intensity of thunderstorms; to facilitate the early detection of lightning-caused fires; to determine whether electric power outages are lightning-caused; to warn of impending lightning hazards; and for a number of other applications and basic research. Here, we describe the principles of operation of these lightning locating systems, system capabilities, typical system configurations, and system performance factors. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lightning, Direction finding, Locators, Broadband, Ground stations, Networks, Electronic equipment, Display systems, Performance(Engineering), Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE