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Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN) on AWIPS


Brian Motta







With contributions from: NOAA Total Lightning Working Group members.



1. Define Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN).
2. Understand AWIPS ENTLN Total Lightning Displays.

Training Session Options

Live VISIT teletraining (with an instructor leading the session). Check the VISIT Training Calendar to signup for teletraining. The session will last 45 minutes. This teletraining session will use GoToWebinar, where a PC with an Internet connection is needed.

NOAA/NWS students – to begin the training, use the web-based video, YouTube video, or audio playback options below (if present for this session). Certificates of completion for NOAA/NWS employees can be obtained by accessing the session via the Commerce Learn Center

  1. YouTube video:

References/Additional Links

  • Donald R. MacGorman, Ivy R. Apostolakopoulos, Nicole R. Lund, Nicholas W. S. Demetriades, Martin J. Murphy, and Paul R. Krehbiel, 2011: The Timing of Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Relative to Total Lightning Activity. Mon. Wea. Rev., 139, 3871–3886. Available free & online at
This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites


Brian Motta

(303) 497-6561