This publication reports on the results of the CIMO survey on lightning detection systems. This survey was the first in its category. It was initiated by the CIMO in its 14th intersession period as part of a review of the current operational lightning detection systems networks used by Members, to assess the need and possibility to organize an intercomparison of such systems. In that context, CIMO charged the Expert Team on Remote Sensing UpperAir Technology and Techniques to conduct this work. This IOM Report, prepared by a member of the Expert Team, Mr Mohamed Dahoui provides the results of the analysis of the survey that was performed in 2009 to document and review the current operational lightning detection networks used by Members. It describes briefly the scope of the survey, the subsequent analysis approach and focuses on the detailed analysis. It provides a number of findings and recommendations from the author. The survey was prepared so as to reflect the current status of the operational lightning detection networks, and report on their strengths and weaknesses, including coverage, accuracy, reliability and cost effectiveness. It comprises six sections covering the network and data management aspects.
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