Lightning in the tropics

User preparation webinars on next-generation meteorological satellite missions: MTG-LI


16 - 17 February 2021

Lightning in the tropics



Lightning in the tropics



The second EUMETSAT User Preparation webinar is organised on 16-17 February 2021 to cover the Lightning Imager on Meteosat Third Generation (MTG-LI) (2h on each day, at 14.00-16.00 CET, registration links provided below).

Last Updated

12 January 2022

Published on

12 February 2021

The webinar provides an overview of the instrument and measurement principles, details on product generation and validation, and user-relevant information about data formats, dissemination, and applications. As part of the event, two European NMHS share their  perspectives on using space-based lightning imager data for weather forecasting.

MTG image for zoom

With the User Preparation Webinars, EUMETSAT aims to raise technical and scientific awareness among users, trigger software and algorithm developments for exploiting products, and stimulate the development of applications.

Data from the geostationary MTG Lightning Imager are expected to become available in mid-2023.

The Q&A session is on, event code #MTG-LI.

Register and join the Webinar using zoom here:

Instrument overview, measurements, data format and distribution

16 February 2021, 14.00 CET (13.00 UTC): 
Zoom Link

Application examples; Comparison with surface-based lightning detection data

17 February 2021, 14.00 CET (13.00 UTC):
Zoom Link