Sep 05 2017

Harvey’s insane lightning mapped by NOAA is both spectacular and scary

published by Ishveena Singh
in blog Geoawesomeness
original entryHarvey’s insane lightning mapped by NOAA is both spectacular and scary

geography noaa weather prediction

Earlier this year, NOAA calibrated and validated the earth viewing instruments on GOES-16, its most advanced weather satellite. Among these instruments was the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM), the first lightning detector in a geostationary orbit. It was tasked with one job: Continually look for lightning flashes over the Americas and adjacent ocean regions. Apart from […]

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