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  • Satellite – Precipitation

      Data Source: NESDIS-Global Hydro Estimate HourlyRainfall (MM) Global Water Vapor 4km (60 min, GEO/LEO) Test

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  • Satellite – Infrared

      Source: Himawari8 IR Band13 10.4um Clean IR Longwave Window Global Infrared 4km (60 min, GEO/LEO)

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  • DDCE Installation on Chikyu, JAMSTEC Research Vessel

    Chikyu, the largest research vessel in the world, belongs to the Japan Agency for Marine–Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). It is 210 meters long with 120 meters high freeboard, displacing 57,087 tonnes, housing a crew of 100 and a team of 50 scientists. Its mission is to analysis the mechanisms which lead to earthquakes and […]

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  • DDCE Installation at Ushiku Daibutsu / Giant Buddha Statue

    Southeast Asia is well known for its annual monsoon season, which in addition to heavy rains, brings huge electrical storms, causing serious incidents and material losses, as was the case of the lightning which struck this bronze statue, an important tourists attraction. Fortunately, one of the 1 metre diameter rosettes falling off caused no injuries. […]

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  • Worldwide Lightning

    This image shows the global average annual occurrence of lightning at a resolution of ½° by ½°. (Very large 300 dpi version – 1440k) The data was obtained from the following two space-based sensors: The Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS), is used to detect the distribution and variability of total lightning (cloud-to-cloud, intracloud, and cloud-to-ground lightning) […]

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  • School gardener struck by lightning

    KOTA KINABALU: A school gardener was killed and his colleague seriously hurt after they were struck by lightning at the SMK Datuk Peter Mojuntin field in Penampang near here on Tuesday. Fazlie Lai Fauzie, 36, was believed to have been killed on the spot during the 3.30pm incident while fellow gardener Maidah Banir, 46, remained […]

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  • Malindo Air employee injured after lightning strikes trolley

    PETALING JAYA: An employee from Malindo Air was injured when lightning struck a baggage trolley that the man was handling at Subang airport here. When contacted, Malindo Air chief executive officer Chandran Rama Muthy said the incident occurred when a lightning struck their baggage trolley at about 3pm on Thursday. “Our staff who was handling […]

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  • Subang among top lightning-prone spots in the world

    Kuala Lumpur: Subang which lies in the centre of a lightning dense triangle in the Meteorological Department’s map for lightning density has one of the highest number of lightning incidences in the world. According to the department, Subang experiences lightning a minimum of 240 days a year. This translates to between 25 and 40 lightning […]

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  • Klang Valley buildings prone to lightning, say experts

    KUALA LUMPUR: We have just crossed the year’s lightning month with an average 86,000 strikes recorded in Peninsular Malaysia alone. With the monsoon season and more lightning expected this month, experts renewed their calls for better lightning protection. The Klang Valley receives the third highest number of lightning strikes in the world. Scientists consider it […]

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  • Subang has a top ranking that most would rather do without

    KUALA LUMPUR: Subang which lies in the centre of a lightning dense triangle in the Meteorological Department’s map for lightning density has one of the highest number of lightning incidences in the world. According to the department, Subang experiences lightning a minimum of 240 days a year. This translates to between 25 and 40 lightning […]

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