A parametric method of site error estimation for a lightning location system

Mingli Chen, Liu Xinsheng, Guo Changming, Ge Zhengmo

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In this paper, a parametric method of site error estimation is developed for a lightning location system (LLS) which consists of three or more direction finders (DFs) and one position analyzer (PA). By using the data set obtained with the LLS of three DFs in Beijing area during the summer of 1988, the site error correction curves for all DFs were found. About 4900 lightning flashes detected by the three DFs were used. The results showed that about 95% of the flash residuals of the sample were within ±l degree after corrections. The lightning locations with site error corrections were more consistent with the corresponding radar echoes than those without corrections. -from Authors
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-380
Number of pages11
JournalActa Meteorologica Sinica
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Atmospheric Science

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