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LEE: GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Level 2 Satellite Data


NOAA GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Level 2 satellite data are included in this Lake Effect Electrification (LEE) Field Project dataset. These data were collected during the LEE project field phase.  The Lightning Detection Gridded product generates fields starting from the GLM Lightning Detection Events, Groups, Groups, Flashes product.  It consists of flash extent density, event density, average flash area, average group area, total energy, flash centroid density, and group centroid density.  Please see the sample netCDF header file in the documentation section of this web page for a list of parameters included in this dataset. The data are stored in gzipped tar files by day.  For the complete reference, use the following:

Bruning, E., Tillier, C. E., Edgington, S. F., Rudlosky, S. D., Zajic, J., Gravelle, C., et al. (2019). Meteorological imagery for the geostationary lightning mapper. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 124, 14,258–14,309.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2023-02-13)
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2022-11-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2023-02-05 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 50.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 35.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -85.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -65.00

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UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2023. LEE: GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Level 2 Satellite Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 16 Apr 2024.

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