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GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Lightning Detection Gridded Product Data



This data set contains the lightning detection gridded product data from the GOES-16 satellite Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) during the period of RELAMPAGO operations. Included are flash/group extent density, flash/group centroid density, event density, average flash area, and total energy. The data are in NetCDF files packed into daily tar files.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2019-02-15)
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Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2018-09-19 00:00:00
End datetime 2018-12-10 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 52.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -52.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -180.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 0.00

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2019. GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Lightning Detection Gridded Product Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 09 Dec 2021.

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