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Investigating the Use of Deep Convective Clouds (DCCT) to Monitor On-orbit Performance of the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) using Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) Measurements
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Author and Affiliation:
Buechler, Dennis E.(Alabama Univ., Huntsville, AL, United States);
Christian, Hugh J.(Alabama Univ., Huntsville, AL, United States);
Koshak, William J.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States);
Goodman, Steven J.(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administraion, GOES-R System Program, United States)
Abstract: There is a need to monitor the on-orbit performance of the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R (GOES-R) for changes in instrument calibration that will affect GLM's lightning detection efficiency. GLM has no onboard calibration so GLM background radiance observations (available every 2.5 min) of Deep Convective Clouds (DCCs) are investigated as invariant targets to monitor GLM performance. Observations from the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) and the Visible and Infrared Scanner (VIRS) onboard the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite are used as proxy datasets for GLM and ABI 11 m measurements.
Publication Date: Apr 08, 2013
Document ID:
20130013927
(Acquired Jul 17, 2013)
Subject Category: METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY
Report/Patent Number: M13-2547
Document Type: Oral/Visual Presentation
Meeting Information: Satellite Conference for Direct Readout, GOES/POES, and GOES-R/JPSS Users; 8-12 Apr. 2013; College Park, MD; United States
Meeting Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administraion; United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 1p; In English; Original contains color illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution as joint owner in the copyright
NASA Terms: CALIBRATING; CLOUDS (METEOROLOGY); DETECTION; GOES SATELLITES; IMAGING TECHNIQUES; LIGHTNING; RADIANCE; SATELLITE INSTRUMENTS; TARGETS; TRMM SATELLITE
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