World-Wide Lightning Location Using VLF Propagation in the Earth-Ionosphere Waveguide

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Dowden, Richard L
Holzworth, Robert H
Rodger, Craig J
Lichtenberger, Janos
Thomson, Neil R
Jacobson, Abram R
Lay, Erin
Brundell, James B
Lyons, Thomas J
O'Keefe, Steven
Kawasaki, Zen
Price, Colin
Prior, Victor
Ortega, Pascal
Weinman, James
Mikhailov, Yuri
Veliz, Oscar
Qie, Xiushu
Burns, Gary
Collier, Andrew
Pinto Junior, Osmar
Diaz, Ricardo
Adamo, Claudia
Williams, Earle R
Kumar, Sushil
Raga, GB
Rosado, Jose M
Avila, Eldo E
Clilverd, Mark A
Ulich, Thomas
Gorham, Peter
Shanahan, Thomas JG
Osipowicz, Thomas
Cook, Gregoty
Zhao, Yang
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Ross Stone W.

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2008
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Worldwide lightning location (WWLL) using only 30 lightning sensors has been successfully achieved by using only VLF propagation in the Earth-ionosphere waveguide (EIWG). Ground propagation or mixed "sky" and ground propagation is avoided by requiring evidence of Earth-ionosphere waveguide dispersion. A further requirement is that the lightning strike must be inside the perimeter defined by the lightning sensor sites detecting the stroke. Under these conditions, the time and the location of the stroke can be determined, along with the rms errors. Lightning strokes with errors exceeding 30 Ps or To assist with identifying impulses from the same lightning stroke, the lightning sensor threshold is automatically adjusted to allow an average detection rate of three per second. This largely limits detection to the strongest 4% of all lightning strokes, of which about 40% meet the accuracy requirements for time and location.

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IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine

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50

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5

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