AMEO 340 lightning detection system, by INEO, will anticipate lightning strikes
within a 15 km radius of the sensor and warns the user of the possibility of a
lightning strike and also indicates actual strikes.
AMEO 340 lightning detector measures the level and variations of the electrostatic
field in real time. This information is processed by the control module that will activate
the storm risk alarm and lightning strike alarm.
The probability of lightning strikes is linked to the electrostatic field in the storm cloud.
This value differs according to the local conditions:
- the geography viz altitude, geology of the land etc.
- the meteorological conditions viz hydrometry, aerology, pressure, atmospheric pollution.
- the keraunic level, the shape of infrastructure and orientation in the area.
The natural threshold of a lightning strike trigger point is approximately 5-8kV/m on plains
and 9-17 kV/m in mountains. AMEO 340 gives warning before these threshold limits
are reached within the 15 km radius.