Requirement #747 


For variable: Total lightning density

In application: Nowcasting / VSRF

Goal Breakthrough Threshold
Uncertainty 1 Dimensionless 3 Dimensionless 15 Dimensionless
Stability/decade (if applicable) 1 %/decade 3 %/decade 10 %/decade
Horizontal Resolution 1 km 3 km 15 km
Vertical Resolution
Observing Cycle 30 sec 5 min 15 min
Timeliness 30 sec 5 min 30 min


Validated: 6/9/15 Source: P. Ambrosetti
Comment: This variable makes no distinction between Cloud to ground and Intra-clouds lightning flashes. Confidence: firm
Def: :Result of impact studies of actual data used in actual applications of numerical or conceptual models
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Subdomain: Clouds and precipitations