Lightning Over South Dakota

  • Released Wednesday, June 17, 2015
  • Updated Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 1:31PM
  • ID: 4315

The South Dakota Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) consists of 10 sensor stations that monitor very high frequency radio waves emitted by lightning. This dataset provides detailed information about a lightning event that occurred in western South Dakota around 2:50 PM on July 19th, 2014. The lightning flash contour data were generated by the scientists based on the raw LMA data. The lightning showed in this work lasts about 1.5 seconds. The animation repeats the lightning event 14 times played at the actual speed of the event to illustrate detailed 3D lightning observations and the lightning's dynamic progression providing a unique perspective on extreme weather.
The still images for print with a resolution 5760 x 3240. The lightning event occurred in the west South Dakota around 2:50 PM on July 19th, 2014. It lasted about 1.5 seconds.

The still images for print with a resolution 5760 x 3240. The lightning event occurred in the west South Dakota around 2:50 PM on July 19th, 2014. It lasted about 1.5 seconds.



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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio



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