Lightning mapping system
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lightning mapping system
A network of lightning detection equipment for locating the electromagnetic sources of a lightning flash.
The flash, both intracloud and cloud-to-ground, is mapped in three-dimensional space using equipment with a time resolution of less than 1 μs. Since cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-air are rare lightning phenomena, mapping them has little or no importance.