THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name Lightning Imaging Sensor Status No longer operational
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
Measurements Overview
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 Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on TRMM B...
Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on TRMM S...
Instrument Missions
TRMM - Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (1997 - 2015)
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