THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - GLM -
Full Name GEO Lightning Mapper Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies NOAA Maturity Low Heritage
Instrument Type Lightning sensors Geometry
Instrument Technology Lightning imager Sampling Other
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Detect total lightning flash rate over near full disk.
Resolution Summary 10 km
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary 70%
Waveband Summary NIR at 777.4 nm
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Lightning DetectionLightning detection 
Instrument Missions
GOES-R - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - R (2016 - 2026)
GOES-S - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - S (2018 - 2029)
GOES-T - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - T (2019 - 2033)
GOES-U - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - U (2024 - 2038)
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