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Lightning from Hurricane Florence

September 14, 2018 10:00 AM
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GOES-16 GLM & ABI video of Hurricane Florence
© Patrick Meyers

CICS-MD Scientist Patrick Meyers prepared this video of Hurricane Florence lightning as recorded by the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) on GOES-16 on September 13. CICS-MD is supporting NOAA forecasters with the implementation of the GLM, a first-of-its-kind sensor on the NOAA GOES-16 satellite. It detects lightning flashes from space, and informs forecasters about the internal dynamics of strong storm systems. The time-evolution of lightning activity indicate structural changes of the storm, and can be used to forecast potential intensification.

This video was posted on  the “NOAA Satellites” Facebook and Twitter Accounts. To see the full-resolution video, go to:

President Trump included the video in his Hurricane Florence tweet:

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As of September 14, 10:00 am EDT, the video has had 1.7 million views!

 

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