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12 July 2022
11 May 2020
EUMETSAT, together with ESA, is currently developing the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) mission, which will become the primary European source of geostationary observations over Europe and Africa. One of the MTG satellite instruments is the Lightning Imager (LI). The LI instrument will provide a real time lightning detection (cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground strokes) and location capability in support of NWC and VSRF, for severe storm hazards and lightning strike warning. Related to the development of the MTG system, targeted scientific studies to support the MTG LI cal/val activities are needed. This study will compare data from various ground-based lightning location systems to data from the Lightning Imaging Sensor flown on the International Space Station (ISS-LIS), which it is planned will be available until early 2022.
The main objective of the study is to improve the knowledge of ground-based Lightning Location System (LLS) measurements, with a view to using those measurements to assist the upcoming MTG LI cal/val tasks.
The study will:
All datasets have been made available by EUMETSAT for this study.
The project analyses the performance of the three LLS networks included in the study, in terms of calculated relative performance figures between the ISS-LIS and LLS datasets. The datasets are as follows: