GOES-R GLM: Introduction to the Geostationary Lightning Mapper

GOES-R GLM: Introduction to the Geostationary Lightning Mapper
  • Describe the GLM’s benefits and capabilities
  • Differentiate between how lightning is observed by space-based and ground-based detection systems
  • Describe the main components in the life cycle of a typical cloud-to-ground lightning flash
  • Outline the process of converting GLM observations to a lightning flash product
  • Describe how GLM observations will help improve situational awareness and severe weather warning decision support
  • Explain how GLM observations will improve warnings of impending lightning hazards
  • Describe how GLM observations will benefit various application areas, such as aviation, quantitative precipitation estimation, atmospheric chemistry, tropical cyclones, fires, numerical weather prediction, and climate and global studies