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.
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.
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 for your system through cost-efficient and simple management, top quality and highly precise lightning detection networks, and visualization tools.
Learn how with better understanding of lightning through precise detection, we can tell where, when, and how often it occurs, and take action based on this information.
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.
Query the industry-leading lightning database to add real-time lightning and storm data to weather tracking platforms.
An easy-to-integrate API accessing the largest global database of reliable, accurate, real-time lightning data.
Access, filter, and export detailed lighting data from the largest real-time global lightning database available.
Accurate, reliable, near-real time lightning data that help you prioritize damage investigations to quickly intervene before a problem escalates.
Lightning data isolating those with the most potential for damage to let users target their deployment of resources more effectively.
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.
TLP100 Series 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.
Get accurate and advanced alerts of upcoming lightning threats to implement safety procedures more efficiently and effectively.
Get advanced warning of overhead lightning threats by measuring the local atmospheric electric field.
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.
Supported by more than three decades of unparalleled data history, detection accuracy, and analytical capabilities. explore how accurate lightning data is an essential tool to measure extreme weather related to climate change.
The ILDC/ILMC (International Lightning Detection Conference/International Lightning Meteorology Conference) is a scientific conference focused on lightning detection topics and meteorological applications for lightning data.
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