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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - LIS -
Full Name Lightning Imaging Sensor Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Lightning sensors Geometry
Instrument Technology Lightning imager Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format HDF
Measurements and Applications Global distribution and variability of total lightning. Data can be related to rainfall to study hydrological cycle.
Resolution Summary 4 km
Swath Summary FOV: 80 x 80 deg
Accuracy Summary 90% day and night detection probability
Waveband Summary NIR: 0.7774 µm
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Lightning DetectionLightning detection 
Instrument Missions
TRMM - Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (1997 - 2015)
LIS-on-ISS - International Space Station/Lightning Imaging Sensor (2017 - 2020)
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