DFL - Event Week 2014

30 Minutes

Geoffrey Stano, NASA SPoRT

Use of Total Lightning Data in Convective Events

Published: 24 June 2015

NASA’s Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) center has been a leader in transitioning total lightning observations from ground-based lightning mapping arrays (LMAs) to operational forecasters. This effort began in 2003 with a single, NASA-owned LMA and has since expanded to include multiple LMAs focusing on warning decision support, lightning safety, and aviation forecast needs. This presentation will cover SPoRT’s total lightning activities, focusing on operational applications both with the LMAs directly and in preparation for the GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper.

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lightning, satellite, storms, total lightning, tornado