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GOES-West Full Disk - Geostationary Lightning Mapper

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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2239 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2239 UTC
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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2240 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2241 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2241 UTC
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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2242 UTC
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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2243 UTC
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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2244 UTC
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Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2245 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2246 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2246 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2247 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2247 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2248 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2248 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2249 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2249 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2250 UTC
Geostationary Lightning Mapper - Geostationary Lightning Mapper - 05 Aug 2020 - 2250 UTC
legend for GOES-West Global Lightning Mapper Flash Extent Density - flashes per five minutes
 

About Geostationary Lightning Mapper

GLM Extent Density of Lightning is the number of lightning flashes that occur within a grid cell over a given period of time, and was the first GLM product routinely available to NWS forecasters. Many years of research and operational lightning mapping array demonstrations have shown FED to be the preferred total lightning product. FED best portrays, in a single product, the quantity of GLM flashes (storm trending applications) and extent of GLM events (depicting lightning areal coverage). Additional gridded GLM products are under evaluation for future deployment.

When using GeoColor imagery, please credit CIRA/NOAA.

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

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