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sferics

[′sfir·iks]
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Formerly standalone products, modern sferic examples (the term refers to using electronic devices to study the atmosphere) can be remotely mounted, with their output displayed on your MFD.
Within both experiments, ESP scores and the level of sferics activity in the 24h interval before the session were not correlated significantly with each other (r=-.09).
What appears to be upheld is the optimum interval in which to measure the sferics activity: 24 hours appears to be close to optimum.
What makes the system different from other sferics is its ability to accurately detect and paint lightning at close range, as well as accurately detect the bearing of the strike.
So if real-time lightning data is gotta-have data for your flying, then a sferics system is your only choice.
(We reported on this system in the July 2008 issue of The Aviation Consumer.) The TWX670 advances sferics technology through more sophisticated sensing, but also by displaying strikes in a radar-like format that uses color to rank threats, rather than just dots or crosses.
Your article on datalink versus sferics was relevant, as I am building an RV-9A and am starting to plan the avionics I would like to have.
If budget allows--and budget usually drives everything--owners can enjoy a belt-and-suspenders confidence in weather awareness with datalinked NEXRAD, onboard weather radar and sferics, all wrapped into one display, if you please.
Sferic devices like the Strike Finder and competing Stormscope models work by detecting and plotting lightning strikes.