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6 March 2017

First Images from the GOES-16 Lightning Mapper

First Images from the GOES-16 Lightning Mapper

The Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) is working. This instrument¬†will likely be a revolutionary¬†advance in severe storm forecasting and warnings and can measure the total lightning in storms. Current lightning data sees cloud to ground strokes, but these coordinate poorly with severe weather. Research shows that total lightning does correlate well with severe weather and can significantly increase lead times and it will likely reduce false alarms as well. I was …

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