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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - LMI -
Full Name Lightning Mapping Imager Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NRSCC, CAST, NSMC-CMA, CNSA Maturity
Instrument Type Lightning sensors Geometry
Instrument Technology Lightning imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Lightning mapping for locating thunder storms in flooding season, CCD camera operating 0.77 µm to count flashes and intensity.
Resolution Summary 10 km
Swath Summary Full Earth disk
Accuracy Summary 8 km
Waveband Summary 0.774 µm
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Lightning DetectionTotal lightning density
Trace gases (excluding ozone)NO (TC)
NO2 Mole Fraction
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
FY-4A - FY-4A Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2016 - 2023)
FY-4B - FY-4B Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2021 - 2027)
FY-4C - FY-4C Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2023 - 2030)
FY-4D - FY-4D Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2023 - 2030)
FY-4E - FY-4E Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2027 - 2034)
FY-4F - FY-4F Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2030 - 2037)
FY-4G - FY-4G Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2033 - 2040)
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