GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) North America Examples

GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) North America Examples
  • Describe how GLM gridded products can help improve situational awareness and support severe weather warning decisions
  • Interpret the GLM Flash Extent Density (FED) product in conjunction with GOES-16 visible and infrared channels, radar data and ground-based lightning data to support the following:
    • Nowcasting of storm strength and/or imminent severe impacts
    • Diagnosis of convective initiation
    • Monitoring of areal extent of lightning activity
  • Recognize manifestation of parallax by examining supporting products
  • Become familiar with advantages offered by future gridded products of Average Flash Area and Total Optical Energy