A new online database on extreme lightning parameters

© 2018 EPFL

© 2018 EPFL

An interactive and openly accessible online database has been established by the EPFL EMC Lab and the University of Applied Sciences IICT to present extreme values of lightning parameters. The database has been presented at the 25th International Lightning Detection Conference & 7th International Lightning Meteorology Conference, March 12-15, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA

A set of extreme records of lightning current registered around the world has been presented for the first time. This attempt to collect such data is not assumed to be complete. Contributions from the users are very welcome and will serve to keep the database updated.

Access to the database.


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