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The Deep Space Gateway Lightning Mapper (DLM) - Monitoring Global Change and Thunderstorm Processes Through Observations of Earth's High-Latitude Lightning from Cis-Lunar OrbitFunction: Monitor global change and thunderstorm processes through observations of Earth's high-latitude lightning. This instrument will combine long-lived sampling of individual thunderstorms with long-term observations of lightning at high latitudes: How is global change affecting thunderstorm patterns; How do high-latitude thunderstorms differ from low-latitude? Why is the Gateway the optimal facility for this instrument / research: Expected DSG (Deep Space Gateway) orbits will provide nearly continuous viewing of the Earth's high latitudes (50 degrees latitude and poleward); These regions are not well covered by existing lightning mappers (e.g., Lightning Imaging Sensor / LIS, or Geostationary Lightning Mapper / GLM); Polar, Molniya, Tundra, etc. Earth orbits have significant drawbacks related to continuous coverage and/or stable FOVs (Fields of View).
Document ID
20180001589
Document Type
Presentation
Authors
Lang, Timothy (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Blakeslee, R. J. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Cecil, D. J. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Christian, H. J. (Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL, United States)
Gatlin, P. N. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Goodman, S. J. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Washington, DC, United States)
Koshak, W. J. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Petersen, W. A. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Quick, M. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Washington, DC, United States)
Schultz, C. J. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Tatum, P. F. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
March 2, 2018
Publication Date
February 28, 2018
Subject Category
Meteorology and Climatology
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Report/Patent Number
MSFC-E-DAA-TN53288
Meeting Information
Deep Space Gateway Concept Science Workshop(Denver, CO)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Portions of document may include copyright protected material.
Keywords
Climate
Lightning
Luna

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