Global Distribution of Midnight LightingSeptember to November 1977 Academic Article uri icon


  • The first significant results of a long detailed lightning study are reported in which the distribution of global midnight lightning is plotted from 60oS to 60oN for the months of September to November 1977. Lightning positions obtained from DMSP photographic data are plotted with an accuracy of about 100km and the cumulative plots show a remarkable agreement with features of the general circulation. -from Author

published proceedings

  • Monthly Weather Review

author list (cited authors)

  • Orville, R. E.

publication date

  • January 1, 1981 11:11 AM