ESSIC Post-doctoral Associate Michael Peterson created an animation loop of Hurricane Harvey showing cloud cover and optical lightning emissions on August 25-26, 2017. Peterson combined infrared imagery from GOES-16’s Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) as well as imagery from the satellite's Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM), which observes total lightning (both in-cloud and cloud-to-ground) day and night across the Western Hemisphere. The loop received considerable social media attention via the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) dissemination channels.
Peterson creates Harvey lightning animation loop
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