Three plots are created. The first is of wind speed, pressure, and a histogram of the number of lightning strokes per hour for lightning within 1000 km of the storm center. The second is the same, but only for lightning within 100 km of the storm center. The third plot is a spectrogram showing the number of lightning strokes per three hours binned by the radial distance from the storm center.
Satellite images from the Naval Research Lab are overlaid with lightning strokes (shown as black circles) +/- 15 minutes of satellite image time. There may be no figures available to view if no satellite images are available.
Thomas, J. N., N. N. Solorzano, S. A. Cummer, and R. H. Holzworth (2010),
Polarity and energetics of inner core lightning in three intense
North Atlantic hurricanes, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A00E15,
Solorzano, N. N., J. N. Thomas, and R. H. Holzworth, Global studies
of tropical cyclones using the World Wide Lightning Location Network,
Third Conf. on Meteo. Applic. of Lightning Data, New Orleans,
WWLLN and the U. of Washington are not responsible for use of these
data in the forecasting of tropical cyclones.
This website includes visualizations of WWLLN lightning data, but does not
include stroke level data. For stroke level data, please contact Bob
Holzworth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Near Real-Time Data
Note that WWLLN data used for archiving is processed separately from
almost real-time WWLLN data. This may cause differences in visualizations
as they appear in almost real-time compared with archived versions.
Developed by Jeremy Thomas, Natalia Solorzano, Matthew Wendel, and
Connor Bracy. Technical support from Carl Christofferson. WWLLN support
from Robert Holzworth. Project is a collaboration involving the Earth and
Space Science Dept. at U. of Washington, DigiPen Institute of Technology,
and NorthWest Research Associates. Questions, contact Jeremy Thomas