Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Brief communication
21 Dec 2022
Brief communication |  | 21 Dec 2022

World Wide Lightning Location Network (WWLLN) Global Lightning Climatology (WGLC) and time series, 2022 update

Jed O. Kaplan and Katie Hong-Kiu Lau

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Cited articles

Kaplan, J. O.: ARVE-Research/WGLC-scripts: First release (v1.0.0), Zenodo [code],, 2022. a
Kaplan, J. O. and Lau, K. H.-K.: The WGLC global gridded lightning climatology and time series, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 3219–3237,, 2021. a, b, c, d, e
Kaplan, J. O. and Lau, K. H.-K.: The WWLLN Global Lightning Climatology and timeseries (WGLC), v2022.0.0, Zenodo [data set],, 2022. a, b
LASP: Monthly-averaged climate record of total solar irradiance (TSI),, last access: 20 December 2022. a
Liu, Y., Williams, E. R., Guha, A., and Said, R.: How will lightning change during the pollution-reduced COVID-19 pandemic period? A data study on the global lightning activity, in: AGU Fall meeting 2021, New Orleans, LA, USA, 13–17 December 2021, Abstract No. AE12A-02, 2021.  a
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Global lightning strokes are recorded continuously by a network of ground-based stations. We consolidated these point observations into a map form and provide these as electronic datasets for research purposes. Here we extend our dataset to include lightning observations from 2021.
Final-revised paper