BackForward Variable: Total lightning density

Definition
Full name Total lightning density
Definition Total number of detected flashes in the corresponding time interval and the space unit. The space unit (grid box) should be equal to the horizontal resolution and the accumulation time to the observing cycle
Measuring Units Dimensionless Uncertainty Units Dimensionless
Horizontal Res Units km Vertical Res Units N/A
Stability Units %/decade (Stability /decade)

 

Comment: Proposed by PoC for NVSRF 2015-06-09
Last modified: 2015-06-09
Applied in OSCAR/Space Gap Analysis: Yes
Classification
  • Domain: Atmosphere
    • Sub-domain: Clouds and precipitations
      • Variable: Total lightning density
        • Measured in Layers:
          • TrC
  • Cross-cutting themes:

Requirements defined for Total lightning density  (3)

This tables shows all related requirements. For more operations/filtering, please consult the full list of Requirements
Note: In reading the values, goal is marked blue, breakthrough green and threshold orange

Id Variable Layer App Area Uncertainty Stability / decade Hor Res Ver Res Obs Cyc Timeliness Coverage Conf Level Val Date Source
747 Total lightning density TrC Nowcasting / VSRF 1 Dimensionless
3 Dimensionless
15 Dimensionless
1 %/decade
3 %/decade
10 %/decade
1 km
3 km
15 km
30 sec
5 min
15 min
30 sec
5 min
30 min
Global firm 2015-06-09 P. Ambrosetti
856 Total lightning density TrC High Res NWP 1 Dimensionless
3 Dimensionless
15 Dimensionless
1 %/decade
3 %/decade
10 %/decade
1 km
3 km
15 km
30 sec
5 min
15 min
30 sec
5 min
30 min
Global firm 2019-12-04 T Montmerle
859 Total lightning density TrC Climate Monitoring (GCOS) 10 km 24 h Global tentative 2020-03-05 AOPC