The trusted leader in providing reference grade lightning detection data, software, and systems, enabling you to operate efficiently and safely, or build robust forecast models.
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For more than 30 years, Vaisala has created the most accurate lightning detection products and services. Our customers trust Vaisala technology to help them make critical operational and safety decisions based on real-time storm and lightning data. Whatever your needs, the Vaisala team can help you create your own monitoring network or leverage the power of our real-time global lightning data.
Worker safety and operational efficiency represent chief priorities for most organizations. When it comes to severe weather threats and disruptions, Vaisala offers a reliable, comprehensive, and streamlined way to maximize both safety and operational efficiency.
With an increasing demand to understand ever-changing meteorological phenomena, the need to dig deeper into weather data to make well-informed decisions is stronger than ever.
Vaisala provides the best accuracy through top quality and highly precise lightning detection networks, visualization tools and network management.
Hundreds of billions of dollars of damage globally each year from thunderstorms alone. At least 1/3 of power outages are caused by thunderstorms, and lightning causes the majority of wildfire acreage burned.
Vaisala provides accurate and reliable lightning data to support organizations in power transmission and wind energy, and helps land and forestry agencies manage the impact of thunderstorms.
Lightning is among the most under-addressed risks in wind energy. From construction and turbine selection to operational continuity, crucial decisions are affected by a site’s daily and long-term lightning patterns.
Vaisala’s lightning solutions are optimized for the most important needs and use cases in wind energy. They rely on the best lightning detection networks anywhere, and each is easy to integrate into existing systems for quick, reliable value.
Contact our industry experts to see Vaisala’s real-time and historical lightning data, software solutions, or receive lightning alerts near you, anywhere in the world. We’re here to help!
Detect more real-time lightning events than any other network with unrivaled location accuracy and detection efficiency that covers the entire continental U.S.
Lightning data-as-a-service with unmatched detection efficiency and location accuracy for storm monitoring in even the most remote locations.
Monitor and alert on potential lightning threats anywhere, anytime and from any device with this cloud-based storm monitoring application.
Detects cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning with high detection efficiency and excellent location accuracy. It uses combined technology and provides large area coverage with fewer sensors leading to lower lifetime network ownership costs.
Total Lightning Processor processes data from Vaisala’s low frequency (LF) sensors providing lightning location solutions for greater than 90% of cloud-to-ground (CG) and 50% of cloud (IC) lightning flashes.
With IRIS Focus, Vaisala is leading the evolution of remote sensing software to provide the user with a comprehensive view to help better understand storms, other adverse weather events and storm predictions and analyses.
The 2023 Vaisala Xweather Annual Lightning Report looks at the impact of nature's most extreme weather phenomenon with new analyses revealing the most lightning-prone U.S. wind farms and at-risk metropolitan areas.
You can find out more about lightning around the globe by visiting the fascinating new global total lightning density map from Vaisala. Never before has it been possible to reliably compare lightning on a national basis everywhere.