THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - LM -
Full Name Lightning Mapper Status Approved
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
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric WindsTurbulence 
Lightning DetectionLightning detection 
Trace gases (excluding ozone)Atmospheric Chemistry - NO (TC) 
Atmospheric Chemistry - NO2 (TC) 
Instrument Missions
FY-4A - FY-4A Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2016 - 2023)
FY-4B - FY-4B Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2018 - 2025)
FY-4C - FY-4C Geostationary Meteorological Satellite (2020 - 2027)
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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