DFL - Event Week 2014

30 Minutes

Jochen Grandell, EUMETSAT

MTG: Lightning Imager

Published: 24 June 2015

The Meteosat Third Generation Imaging satellite will include in addition to the Flexible Combined Imager (FCI), which is a continuation of the imaging mission, a Lightning Imager (LI) which is a completely new mission. The MTG LI will complement existing ground based capabilities for the detection and location of lightning with information on cloud-to-ground (CG) and cloud-to-cloud or intracloud (CC/IC) discharges, i.e. total lightning. The presentation will cover the background for lightning detection from space, including the detection and processing principles, and will concentrate on the meteorological products from the lightning imager. These include lightning flashes as well as accumulated lightning products.

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lightning imager, MTG, thunderstorm, satellite