"A system for the processing of lightning stroke location data has been designed. The system will be used for studying the correlation of lightning and thunderstorm precipitation. The lightning stroke location system has been developed to gain further information about the cause-effect relationship between lightning stroke activity and thunderstorm precipitation. The system will consist of an analog computational network to find the tangent of the azimuth of the lightning stroke, an analog-to-digital converter, and a computer program which will process and store data on magnetic tape. This paper will discuss the design of the analog computational network and the computer program. The lightning detectors provide information which will be used to determine lightning stroke azimuth and range. The computer, which will be the SCC-650, will compute lightning stroke azimuth and range from the data received from the lightning detectors located at Rolla and Vichy, Missouri. This azimuth and range will be data for another computer program, which was previously written, and this computer program will store the data on magnetic tape for further examination"--Abstract, page ii.
Tracey, James H.
Levine, Norman E.
Plummer, O. R.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
v, 42 pages
© 1971 Larry Lee Hosto, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Lightning -- Computer simulation -- Design
Precipitation forecasting -- Computer simulation
Lightning -- Missouri -- Rolla
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Hosto, Larry Lee, "The design of a lightning data interface" (1971). Masters Theses. 5490.