Striking new spatial bounds using ISS LIS data

TitleStriking new spatial bounds using ISS LIS data
Publication TypePresentation
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSinclair, L, Peterson, M
ConferenceNASA Earthdata Webinar
KeywordsGHRC, ISS, Lightning, LIS, TRMM, Webinar
AbstractIn February 2017, the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) was launched and installed on the International Space Station (ISS). ISS LIS provides continuous observations of global lightning flashes at higher latitudes than previously possible. In this talk, the Global Hydrology Resource Center DAAC provides an overview of the ISS LIS near-real time and research quality data that allow for the study of lightning in hazardous weather over much of the Earth. This talk includes an introduction, as well as demonstrations from the University of Maryland’s Dr. Michael J. Peterson of how these new ISS LIS data can be used within Python, GIS and other applications to study lightning that occurred during the 2017 hurricane season.
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