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The title slide of the AMS short course

CISESS Presents Two AMS Short Courses

Scott Rudlosky and Joseph Patton led an AMS short course titled “Accessing and Applying Geostationary Lightning Mapper Observations” on January 5 and 6. This two-part course introduced the GLM observations and imagery using GLM flash skeletons and gridded products used by the National Weather Service. Participants were shown how to access archived and real-time imagery before conducting a hands-on exercise illustrating their new-found skills. Additional information can be found at this link: Accessing and Applying Geostationary Lightning Mapper Observations.

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Figure: Photo of Terrence (left) and Guangyang (right) working on the GPS cable. The lightning detector is on the left-hand side of the picture. The triangle-shaped antenna detects the VHF radiation produced by lightning strikes.

DCLMA Lightning Detection Antenna Repairs

This week, ESSIC/CISESS Scientists Joseph Patton and Guangyang Fang and Summer Intern Terrence Pierce visited one of our lightning detection stations on the campus of Howard University-Beltsville. The GPS antenna for the station had been giving them trouble, so they installed new connectors for the cable that connects the GPS antenna to the lightning detection computer, and that seems to have resolved the problem.

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