Lightning geolocation information for power system analyses

Lightning geolocation information for power system analyses

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In this chapter, the author provide a general introduction to ground flash density calculation, discuss recommended methods to determine flash density from LLS data, provide details of techniques used by modern LLSs along with examples of a few well-established LLSs in different parts of the world, and discuss methods used to validate the performance characteristics of LLSs.

Chapter Contents:

  • 4.1 Introduction to ground flash density calculation
  • 4.2 Standards and techniques recommended by the IEC 62858 [20]
  • 4.2.1 Ground flash density from LLS
  • 4.2.2 Ground strike point density
  • 4.3 Lightning locating systems
  • 4.3.1 Lightning geolocation techniques
  • Time-of-arrival
  • Direction finding
  • Optical imaging
  • Combined and special techniques
  • 4.3.2 Estimation of peak currents from measured electromagnetic fields
  • 4.3.3 Modern precision lightning locating systems
  • The U. S. National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN)
  • The Lightning Detection Network (LINET)
  • The Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN)
  • The BrasilDAT Total Lightning Network
  • The Japanese Lightning Detection Network (JLDN)
  • The European Cooperation for Lightning Detection (EUCLID)
  • Rede Integrada Nacional de Detecção de Descargas Atmosféricas (RINDAT)
  • 4.3.4 Modern long-range lightning locating systems
  • 4.3.5 Validation of LLS performance characteristics using ground-truth-data
  • Rocket-triggered lightning and lightning strikes to tall objects
  • Video camera measurements
  • References

Inspec keywords: geographic information systems; power system protection; power system analysis computing; lightning protection

Other keywords: power system analyses; LLS data; lightning locating systems; ground flash density calculation; lightning geolocation information

Subjects: Power system protection; Geography and cartography computing; Power engineering computing

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