Lightning Types Blitzortung Hardware Detects
I might approach such situations with a summary of the explanation on the 'Cover Your Area" page.  That's the official project description..

Suggested 'thoughts'... 
"The Blitzortung Network curently does NOT attempt to "Label" any 'Sferic' by type, or any other parameter other then "Time" and "Location".  Assume ALL are CG/GC if you will.. However because of the nature of CC/IC strokes, the location position can be VERY dubious, using the network paradigms..  Many signals will NOT be actual 'strokes', but 'atmosphereic  / ionospheric discharges' which coincidentally resemble a 'stroke'... we refer to those as 'false positives'. 

Can a Blitzortung System receive various lightning types?  YES
So can an AM Radio.

Will the Blitzortung Network Process and Locate lightning types such as CC / IC?  Depends. Perhaps... and they will show in public data if processed... but they are of lower priority, presently, for many, many reasons.
Although a Blitzortung system, or an AM Radio can receive a Sferic's impulse energy -- standing alone, neither can Detect (identify as a 'stroke) or LOCATE, or Type Classify a Sferic. 
The MAIN focus,  is LOCATING CG (or it's brother, GC), since those are the most dangerous to life and property, cause wildfires, enrich soil with nitrogen...
The Blitzortung NETWORK  attempts to LOCATE a stroke's Discharge Position as accurately as possible -for CG, GC --that is, its 'Ground Point' -  by definition. a CC or IC impulse group does not have a 'ground point'. "

CG - GC impoulses are the easiest to separate from the incredible EM, plasmic, ioniized,  energy fields produced by a cell... and if a viable discharge pulse is received by enough stations, it can be 'assumed' to be CG or GC.. but in fact MAY be an Anvil Crawler, or whatever"

Additionally, if operating within the NORMAL / typical configurations, and depending on LOCATION, antenna types and orientations, and settings, such a receiver will generally send viable data ONLY for Vertically Polarized impulses.  The tracker/servers don't care about polarity, but remember enough other stations must operate in similar mode for other polarities..

In fact, any given system can "receive" various types of Sferics... (CG, IC, CC,SIDS,) e.g.  BUT classifying that 'impulse energy as a confirmed "Stroke" and then generating location data is where the Network  (multiple 'receivers'), and the computers which receive that data, and examine it,  perform there magic.   Blitzortung DOES NOT work on 'DF' or other "triangulation" principles, but rather TOA/TOGA algorithms, with a twist or two.  A receiver can send immense data, and RED and BLUE Systems are capable of sending enough data to perform all kinds of magic.

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RE: Lightning Types Blitzortung Hardware Detects - by cutty - 2019-07-16, 16:29

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