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GOES-East Full Disk - Geostationary Lightning Mapper

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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0856 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0856 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0901 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0901 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0906 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0906 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0911 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0911 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0916 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0916 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0921 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0921 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0926 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0926 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0931 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0931 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0936 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0936 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0941 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0941 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0946 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0946 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0951 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Lightning flash extent over GeoColor - 02 Mar 2024 - 0951 UTC
legend for Global Lightning Mapper Flash Extent Density - flashes per five minutes

GLM Extent Density of Lightning is the number of lightning flashes that occur within a grid cell over a given period of time. FED was the first GLM product routinely available to weather service forecasters. The FED product is the best single metric to convey both the quantity and extent of lightning activity. It is useful for both storm trending applications and to depict geographic coverage.

In this visualization, GLM is superimposed on a GeoColor background image.

GLM data is produced between 54°N and 54°S.

• For more details, see the Geostationary Lightning Mapper Quick Guide, (PDF, 1.98 MB)