Use of Total Lightning Data in Convective Events
Geoffrey Stano gives a presentation on total lightning observations from ground-based lightning mapping arrays.
Length: 30 min
Author: Geoffrey Stano (NASA SPoRT)
NASA’s Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) center has been a leader in transitioning total lightning observations from ground-based lightning mapping arrays (LMAs) to operational forecasters. This effort began in 2003 with a single, NASA-owned LMA and has since expanded to include multiple LMAs focusing on warning decision support, lightning safety, and aviation forecast needs. This presentation will cover SPoRT’s total lightning activities, focusing on operational applications both with the LMAs directly and in preparation for the GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper.