Monday, June 12, 2017

Intro to GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper

Those of you who are following news relating to GOES-16 may know that she is carrying a Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM). I'd like to introduce you to the GLM. I am embedding below two very short videos that will introduce you to the GLM, both are from NASA Goddard Media.

Some of you may be familiar with COMET/MetEd which offers various online courses in meteorology and related issues. Registration is free, but you need to registered to take their courses. I have taken some of the MetEd Courses over the last couple of years and have learned a lot. COMET/MetEd did a nice video on the GOES-R/16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper that I am sharing below. It takes a little under five minutest to watch the video.

More information on the GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) from NOAA's GOES-R Mission Page:
Stay tuned, on June 14th, I'll share some images from the GOES-16 GLM.  Note that NOAA's GOES-16 satellite has not been declared operational and its data are preliminary and undergoing testing.

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