Lightning radiation

Live data is recorded at four different locations by instruments developed at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics CAS, Prague, Czechia. These measurements are prepared as a ground-based counterpart of instrumentation which is being developed for the TARANIS, Luna Resurs Orbital, Strannik, and Resonance space missions.  

Ground-based stations, where data is taken:

  • La Grande Montagne, in collaboration with LSBB, Rustrel, France
  • Cap Corse, in collaboration with LA, Toulouse, France
  • Lomnicky stit, in collaboration with the Department of Space Physics, ÚEF SAV
  • Milesovka, as a part of the CRREAT project

 

Summit of Lomnicky Peak

Live online data recorded by the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Prague, Czech Republic in collaboration with Department of Space Physics and detached Observatory at Lomnicky Peak of the Institute of Experimental Physics SAS, Kosice, Slovakia. The thunderstorm activity is continuously monitored on the summit of Lomnicky Peak (2634 m, 49.20N, 20.22E), High Tatras. These measurements are prepared as a ground-based counterpart of instrumentation which is being developed by the Institute of Atmospheric Physics for the TARANIS spacecraft.

Cap Corse

Data recorded by the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Prague, Czech Republic in collaboration with Laboratoire d’Aérologie OMP/CNRS/UPS Toulouse, France under the framework of the SOLID-PREVALS (Space-based Optical LIghtning Detection - PREparation, VALidation and Support). During these measurements we are using the broadband HF analyzer of the IME-HF analyzer for TARANIS connected to the SLAVIA sensor (Shielded Loop Antenna with a Versatile Integrated Amplifier).

La Grande Montagne

The thunderstorm activity is continuously monitored in a favorable electromagnetic environment on the summit of La Grande Montagne, Plateau d'Albion, Rustrel, France. For these measurements, four SLAVIA sensors with the broadband receiver and multi-component electromagnetic receiver ELMAVAN-G (at the ELV/VLF band, up to 25 kHz) are used. Both instruments are ground-based counterparts of the instrumentation which is being developed by the Institute of Atmospheric Physics for Luna Resurs Orbital, Strannik, and Resonance spacecraft missions.