Verification of the United States Precision Lightning Network™ (USPLN™) with the Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Surveillance System (CGLSS)
The history and development of the networks were examined to determine appropriate verification time periods. Previous studies were also reviewed for analysis techniques. From this background information, the period of 20 May 2008 to 31 August 2010 was selected for primary evaluation. Additional sub-periods and spatial restrictions were implemented due to changes in the structure of both networks. Stroke data for each network were acquired and converted to similar formats. Methodologies used to correlate stroke data between networks, evaluate USPLN stroke detection efficiency, and evaluate USPLN location accuracy will be discussed. Sample results from individual case studies will also be presented.