THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - GLM -
Full Name GEO Lightning Mapper Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NOAA Maturity Low Heritage
Instrument Type Lightning sensors Geometry
Instrument Technology Lightning imager Sampling Other
Data Access Open Access Data Format NetCDF-4
Measurements and Applications Detect total lightning flash rate over near full disk.
Resolution Summary 10 km
[Best Resolution: 10000m]
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary 70%
Waveband Summary NIR at 777.4 nm
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Lightning DetectionTotal lightning density
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Lightning click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
GOES-16 - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 16 (2016 - 2034)
GOES-17 - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 17 (2018 - 2028)
GOES-18 - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 18 (2022 - 2035)
GOES-U - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - U (2024 - 2040)
Copyright CEOS | About | Site Search | Report an Issue Researched and written by Symbios