Univeristy of Alabama in Huntsville

UAH LTG IDL Library

IDL Routines from Phillip Bitzer and UAH Lightning Group

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ltg/nldn/

pmb_import_nldn.pro

Lightning, NLDN

includes main-level program

The function will read in NLDN stroke data. It returns a structure with fields define in nldn_stroke__define.

Only tested on stroke level data, but may also work on flash data. Let me know!

Examples

See the main level program.

Author information

Author

Phillip M. Bitzer, University of Alabama in Huntsville, pm.bitzer "AT" uah.edu

History

Modification History:

Released into the wild (based on legacy code): Mar 9, 2015 Update to use new structure definition 20150317 PMB

Other file information

Uses:

See, below.

Routines

top pmb_import_nldn

result = pmb_import_nldn(file [, /Verbose] [, RawText=string array] [, /Minimal])

Given a file from Vaisala, read it in and return a structure

Return value

An array of structures of type nldn_stroke__define. On error, -1 is returned.

Parameters

file in required type=string

The file you wish to read in.

Keywords

Verbose in optional type=boolean default=0B

If set, informational messages about the read in process will be printed.

RawText out optional type=string array

If an argument is present, I'll give you the raw ASCII that was read in

Minimal in optional type=boolean default=0B

If set, only parse and return date, time, lat, lon into structure

Other attributes

Uses:

pmb_humantime2unix, nldn_pulse__define

File attributes

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