CICS-MD Scientist Patrick Meyers has developed a three-dimensional animation of Hurricane Irma with lightning data from the GOES-16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper.
CICS-MD Scientist Micheal Peterson has created a video that shows a spider lightning flash observed by the Lighting Imaging Sensor (LIS) on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite - a predecessor to GLM. It traces the lateral development of the optical energy of the flash as it evolves along its various branches.
CICS-MD Scientist Jifu Yin is organizing a Special Issue on "Satellite Soil Moisture and Its Applications" with the journal Advances in Meteorology. He will serve at the guest lead editor. The Call for Papers has been released--click on the "read more" button below to go to it. The submission deadline is February 23rd and the publication date is July 2018. Two other guest editors on the issue are also from CICS-MD: Hui Xu and Heshun Wang.