Faculty Advisor

Crusberg, Theodore C.


The investigation between lightning strike data and precipitation data in Southwest America will aid in the better understanding of rainfall and its amounts; thus allowing the United States to improve their policy on public water availability. This paper focuses on Arizona and utilizes lightning strike data obtained from a NASA satellite, as well as precipitation data obtained from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations. Other parameters such as elevation and surface temperature are factored into the correlation.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology