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R. J. Blakeslee, T. J. Lang, W. J. Koshak, D. Buechler, P. Gatlin, D. M. Mach, G. T. Stano, K. S. Virts, et al.
Three Years of the Lightning Imaging Sensor Onboard the International Space Station: Expanded Global Coverage and Enhanced Applications (Journal)
JGR Atmospheres, 125(16), August, 2020
The Lightning Imaging Sensor on the International Space Station (ISS LIS) has been operating on‐orbit since February 2017. The instrument has met all of its major science objectives, including detecting lightning day and night, identifying the specific locations within storms that are producing lightning, millisecond timing accuracy, and high probability of detecting lightning. The instrument also measures energy emitted by lightning, provides background images of storms and their surroundings, and delivers real‐time lightning data. This has enabled enrichment and extension of the long‐term global climatology of lightning from space and provides more recent extension of the global record to higher latitudes (±55°). In addition, the instrument is serving as a standard for comparison to other spaceborne lightning sensors, such as the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM). The real‐time data from ISS LIS have enabled new applications for the benefit of the public, including weather forecasting and public safety. Finally, ISS LIS—in conjunction with other satellite instruments—is providing opportunities for new scientific study in areas such as lightning physics, thunderstorm processes, and atmospheric composition.
lightning lis iss climatology asim taranis thunderstorms glm
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@article{Blakeslee2020a,
  author = "R. J. Blakeslee and T. J. Lang and W. J. Koshak and D. Buechler and P. Gatlin and D. M. Mach and G. T. Stano and K. S. Virts and T. D. Walker and D. J. Cecil and W. Ellett and S. J. Goodman and S. Harrison and D. L. Hawkins and M. Heumesser and H. Lin and M. Maskey and C. J. Schultz and M. Stewart and M. Bateman and O. Chanrion and H. Christian",
  title = "Three Years of the Lightning Imaging Sensor Onboard the International Space Station: Expanded Global Coverage and Enhanced Applications",
  year = 2020,
  journal = "JGR Atmospheres",
  publisher = "Wiley",
  volume = 125,
  institution = "American Geophysical Union",
  number = 16,
  month = "Aug",
  keywords = "lightning, lis, iss, climatology, asim, taranis thunderstorms, glm",
  doi = "https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD032918",
  url = "https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020JD032918"
}