Lightning data that filters for continuing current lightning events — the 10% of strikes with the potential to create the most damage.
This is a first-of-its-kind system that compiles data from satellite-borne lightning sensors with data from the Vaisala National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN) and Global Lightning Detection Network (GLD360). It’s filtered in real-time for immediate insight on potentially destructive lightning anywhere in North and South America.
Lightning strokes with continuing current can have a duration hundreds of times longer than a normal stroke, and transfer significantly more electric charge, which can cause substantial damage due to extreme heating
Advanced data sequencing progressively filters lightning events as they are detected to eliminate the less destructive cloud-only and cloud-to-ground lightning as they occur. This identifies the most potentially destructive events, delivering real-time lightning data that includes date and time with accuracy to the millisecond, latitude and longitude, and event duration.
In what can often be a guessing game of resource deployment, knowing the precise location and duration of the lightning events with the most potential for damage helps increase the effectiveness of incident response teams and helps speed resolution.
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.
Identify the destructive lightning strikes most likely to have damaged assets or started a wildfire, determine their duration, and deliver that information in near real-time.
Learn about cloud-to-ground lightning data as an important tool for damage discovery and damage mitigation.
Contact us for real-time lightning data that separates out continuous current lightning events, anywhere in the world.