ATC tower with lightning detection network data

ATC tower with lightning detection network data

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Credit: PETER MENZEL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lightning detection and aviation. View of the Federal Express (FedEx) air traffic control tower at Memphis Airport, USA. Overlaid on this is a frame from the National Lightning Detection Network computer, showing the distribution of lightning strikes (green dots) across the USA. FedEx controllers use this information in planning the most efficient routes possible for their aircraft. FedEx specialise in transporting express parcels and documents, and have their main operating hub at Memphis.

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Keywords: air traffic control, atmosphere, climate, lightning, lightning research, lightning warning, meteorology, national lightning detection n, weather research

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