AE004:
A New Era of Lightning Observations from Space





Session ID#: 23599

Session Description:
The recent launch of the next generation of lightning imagers (GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper, FY-4 Geostationary Lightning Imager, International Space Station Lightning Imaging Sensor), and the planned MTG-Lightning Imager among other missions ushers in a new era of near-global measurements of lightning activity to extend almost two decades of lightning observations from low-Earth orbit and ground-based lightning networks. This session topic addresses the new perspective and understanding these space-based measurements provide, and the integrated information on storms and other high-impact environmental phenomena that can be gleaned from combining information from both space- and ground-based measurements of lightning. In addition to these process studies, abstracts discussing recent efforts toward calibration/validation of space-based lightning imagers and related field campaigns are encouraged.
Primary Convener:  Steven J Goodman, NOAA NESDIS, GOES-R Program Office, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Conveners:  Timothy J Lang, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States and Scott D Rudlosky, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, COLLEGE PARK, MD, United States
Index Terms:

3304 Atmospheric electricity [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3324 Lightning [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3360 Remote sensing [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Daile Zhang1, Kenneth L Cummins1 and Phillip M Bitzer2, (1)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Atmospheric Science, Huntsville, AL, United States
Samantha Edgington1, Clemens E Tillier1, Howard Demroff1, Roel VanBezooijen1, Hugh J Christian Jr2 and Phillip M Bitzer3, (1)Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Palo Alto, CA, United States, (2)UAH, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Atmospheric Science, Huntsville, AL, United States
Steven A Rutledge1, Karly Reimel1, Brody Fuchs2 and Weixin Xu2, (1)Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (2)Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Fuxiang Huang1, Wen Hui1, Xiaoqing Li1, Ruixia Liu1, Zhiqing Zhang1, Yongguang Zheng2 and Ning Kang1, (1)National Satellite Meteorological Center, Beijing, China, (2)National Meteorological Center, Beijing, China
Lena Heuscher, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Atmospheric Science, Huntsville, AL, United States, Patrick N Gatlin, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, Walter Arthur Petersen, Marshall Space Flight Center, Earth Science Office, ST-11, Huntsville, AL, United States, Chuntao Liu, Texas A&M Univ Corpus Christi, corpus christi, TX, United States and Daniel J. Cecil
Ami Kudo, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, Michael Stock, Earth Networks, Germantown, United States and Tomoo Ushio, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan
Wen Hui1, Fuxiang Huang2, Qiang Guo1, Dongmei Li3, Zhi Yao3 and Wei Zou3, (1)National Satellite Meteorological Center, Beijing, China, (2)NSMC National Satellite Meteorological Center,China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China, (3)China Meteorological Administration, Huafeng Met. Media Group, Beijing, China
Jeff L Lapierre, University of Virginia, Environmental Sciences, Charlottesville, VA, United States; Earth Networks Inc., Research and Development, Germantown, MD, United States, Michael Stock, Earth Networks Inc., Germantown, MD, United States and Yanan Zhu, University of Florida, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States
Christopher J Schultz, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, Timothy J Lang, NASA Marshall Space Flght Ctr, Huntsville, AL, United States, Skye Leake, University of North Dakota, Geography, Grand Forks, ND, United States, Mario Runco, NASA Johnson Space Center, Earth Science and Remote Sensing Group, Houston, TX, United States and Richard J Blakeslee, NASA, Madison, AL, United States
Scott D Rudlosky, NOAA College Park, College Park, MD, United States
Michael J Peterson1, Scott D Rudlosky1 and Larissa Antunes2, (1)Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, COLLEGE PARK, MD, United States, (2)INPE National Institute for Space Research, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
Hugh J Christian Jr, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Earth System Science Center, Huntsville, AL, United States and Michael F Stewart, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States
Sonja A Behnke, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States and Tracy E Light, LANL, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Richard J Blakeslee1, Hugh J Christian Jr2, Douglas M Mach3, Dennis Edward Buechler4, Nathan A Wharton5, Michael F Stewart4, Will T Ellett4, William John Koshak1 and Thomas D Walker4, (1)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)UAH, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)Universities Space Research Association Huntsville, Global Hydrology and Climate Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (4)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (5)University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), ITSC, Huntsville, AL, United States
Dongjie Cao1, Feng Lu1, Xiushu Qie2, Xiaohu Zhang1, Fuxiang Huang1 and Dongfang Wang2, (1)NSMC National Satellite Meteorological Center,China Meteorological Administration, Beijing, China, (2)IAP Insititute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Michael Stock, Earth Networks Inc., Germantown, MD, United States, Jeff L Lapierre, Earth Networks Inc., Research and Development, Germantown, MD, United States and Yanan Zhu, University of Florida, Ft Walton Beach, FL, United States
Kelcy N Brunner, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States and Phillip M Bitzer, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Atmospheric Science, Huntsville, AL, United States
Mason G Quick1, Hugh J Christian Jr2, Richard J Blakeslee3, Michael F Stewart1, David Corredor1 and Scott Podgorny1, (1)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)UAH, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)NASA, Madison, AL, United States
Ullrich Finke, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover, Hannover, Germany, Richard J Blakeslee, NASA, Madison, AL, United States and Douglas M Mach, Universities Space Research Association Huntsville, Global Hydrology and Climate Center, Huntsville, AL, United States
Larissa Antunes da Silva, São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil, Scott D Rudlosky, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, COLLEGE PARK, MD, United States, Michael J. Peterson, University of Maryland College Park, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, College Park, MD, United States, Osmar Pinto Jr, INPE, Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil and Antonio Carlos V Saraiva, INPE National Institute for Space Research, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil
Mark A Stanley1, William Rison1, Paul R Krehbiel1, Richard G. Sonnenfeld2, Alex Attanasio1, Robert G Brown3 and Jennifer G. Wilson3, (1)New Mexico Tech, Langmuir Laboratory, Socorro, NM, United States, (2)New Mexico Tech, Physics, Socorro, NM, United States, (3)NASA Kennedy Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, FL, United States
Phillip M Bitzer, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Atmospheric Science, Huntsville, AL, United States, Jeffrey C Burchfield, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Earth System Science Center, Huntsville, AL, United States and Kelcy N Brunner, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States
Dennis Edward Buechler, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States
Katrina Virts1, Richard J Blakeslee2, Steven J Goodman3 and William John Koshak1, (1)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)NASA, Madison, AL, United States, (3)NOAA NESDIS, GOES-R Program Office, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Steven J Goodman, NOAA NESDIS, GOES-R Program Office, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Francis Padula, NOAA College Park, College Park, MD, United States, William John Koshak, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States and Richard J Blakeslee, NASA, Madison, AL, United States