What technology do you use to count lightning strikes?

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by Jeff Renner

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Posted on August 27, 2013 at 10:28 PM

What technology do you use to count lightning strikes?

Our lightning data comes from the National Lightning Detection Network, which has more than 100 remote, ground-based sensors spaced over the United States. These sensors instantly detect unique electromagnetic signals when lightning strikes the earth's surface...typically a rapid change in the polarity (positive or negative charge). The location of each strike is usually reported within thirty seconds, using GPS, high speed computers and processing.

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