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Our most comprehensive lightning report to date reports 2.41 billion lightning events globally and 194 million lightning events in the U.S. in 2021. From record-breaking lightning in the Arctic to severe wildfire outbreaks - explore how accurate lightning data is an essential tool to measure extreme weather related to climate change.
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. Applications include:
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.
Lightning data-as-a-service with unmatched detection efficiency and location accuracy for storm monitoring in even the most remote locations.
Detect more real-time lightning events than any other network with unrivaled location accuracy and detection efficiency that covers the entire continental U.S.
Monitor and alert on potential lightning threats anywhere, anytime and from any device with this cloud-based storm monitoring application.
Lightning data isolating those with the most potential for damage to let users target their deployment of resources more effectively.
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.
Query the industry-leading lightning database to add real-time lightning and storm data to weather tracking platforms.
Accurate, reliable, near-real time lightning data that help you prioritize damage investigations to quickly intervene before a problem escalates.
Industry-leading lightning detection and monitoring systems designed and built to your specific needs supported by the Vaisala team of weather experts.
Hardware sensors that capture the most comprehensive lightning data for the most accurate and reliable real-time weather monitoring solutions.
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.
How can sensors at a small number of locations detect lightning so far away? Angles and times are part of the answer, as are remarkable insights into lightning behavior, ingenuity, software, and hardware.
Premium lightning detection networks improve the understanding of potentially dangerous weather events and the effects of climate change. From Meteorological Technology International.
GLD360 detects lightning anywhere in the world, including over oceans, remote areas, and even where weather radar data is not available. Learn how Vaisala provides real-time information for early and accurate detection of severe weather.
The impact of lightning in maritime environments can be severe or even catastrophic, affecting safety and efficiency at every turn, especially at oil & gas and LNG terminals. Learn how real-time data can help address these challenges.
How close is too close? When it’s your job to maintain safety and efficient operations, every minute counts. Learn how to keep your airport safe and efficient when lightning strikes.
There was a significant decrease in the lightning counts for May and June 2020 when compared to the 5-year average. We wanted to understand why, so we started where most meteorologists do, looking at the middle of the atmosphere.
We know that lightning is a significant risk for anybody outdoors, which happens to be where most baseball games are played. But just how big of a risk is there? We were determined to find out.
Lightning and thunderstorms are the most essential phenomena to monitor in relation to space launches, especially in lightning-rich Florida. See how Vaisala lightning data is used by the meteorologists to determine the whether it is safe to launch or not.
Getting people out of harm’s way before lightning arrives and returning to business after the lightning threat has ended requires accurate real-time monitoring of the weather surrounding your facility.
Huge amounts of lightning occur around the world, and over two billion lightning events have been detected each of the last five years. And now, have enough data to start looking at some specific areas where lightning is a concern for the safety of people.
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.
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!