Lightning strikes displayed in South Africa
#1
Good day all,

As I am a newbie in the world of lightning detection, I stumbled across Blitzortung.org. I was amazed to see the amount of lightning strikes. However I do not see any in South Africa.

Does anyone perhaps have an idea as why I am not able to see the lightning strikes in South Africa on the Real Time Map?

Cheers.
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#2
the short answer, not enough active detectors locally. I see only 3 online and that's not enough for reliable detection down there.
Stations: 1476
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#3
(2021-10-21, 17:11)Eric.Wouters Wrote: the short answer, not enough active detectors locally. I see only 3 online and that's not enough for reliable detection down there.

...adding to Eric's reply...
      Although the current South Africa stations are supported by stations much further away, in other regions, often the 'time window' is exceeded, and very poor skywave data received by those distant supporting stations is not usable for stroke validation...
This thread might illustrate why 'low station density' areas, such as South Africa, don't receive a lot of help from other regions. The Absolute MINIMUM of 'good signals' required for TOA / TOGA locating is 4.  Most regions require a minimum of 8-14 'valid' signals.
Mike


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#4
Hey, GBeS29, I'm a newbie, too. And I couldn't see any in China mainland either.
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