LIGHTNING DETECTION


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LIGHTNING DETECTION
LIGHTNING DETECTIONA weather mapping system is basically a radio receiver designed to detect thunderstorm activity and display a map of that activity on a CRT or a liquid crystal display. Weather mapping systems were originally developed as a low-cost alternative to weather radar systems. Although most weather mapping systems cost less than radar, in many cases weather mapping systems are used in conjunction with weather radar. Many modern systems have merged weather mapping with Doppler radar; this creates radar that can also "see" lightning. These systems will have a conventional radar display with a dedicated symbol used to identify lightning and/or hail. This is mainly due to the reliability of weather mapping units and their ability to consistently detect thu…
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Thomas K. Eismin: Aircraft Electricity and Electronics, Sixth Edition. LIGHTNING DETECTION, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export