2019 GLM Annual Science Team Meeting

September 10-12, 2019

Held at the National Space Science and Technology Center on the campus of the University of Alabama-Huntsville - 320 Sparkman Dr., Huntsville, AL 35805

Agenda (all times are CDT)

Tuesday, September 10

  Session 1:  Program Updates
1:00 Welcome, Logistics – Rudlosky, Goodman, Schultz
1:15 Dan Lindsey (NOAA GOES-R Program) – GOES-R Program Update
1:45 Mark Rafal (GSFC) – FM 3 FM 4 Updates
2:00 Steve Superczynski (NOAA PRO) – PRO Team Algorithm Change Process
2:15 Clem Tillier (Lockheed) – Recent Changes to the Ground Processing System
2:45 Discussion
3:00 Break
  Session 2
3:15 Rich Blakeslee (MSFC) – Update on ISS Lightning Imaging Sensor
3:30 Bartolomeo Viticchie (EUMETSAT) – Meteosat Third Generation Lightning Imager Performance Assessment
4:00 Eric Bruning (TTU) – An update on GLM Meteorological imagery for operations and research
4:30 Adjourn

Wednesday, September 11

  Session 3: GLM Validation Studies
8:15 William Koshak (MSFC) – GLM Flash Energy Trending and NCA Applications
8:30 Ken Cummins (U AZ) – Full Domain Validation Using GLD360
8:45 Katrina Virts (UAH) – Performance of the Optimal Lightning Emission Height for G16 G17
9:00 Doug Mach(MSFC/USRA) – Clustering Algorithm Stability for the Geostationary Lightning Mapper
9:15 Monte Bateman(MSFC/USRA) – Detection Efficiency measurements for G16 and G17
9:30 Phillip Bitzer(UAH) – Fruit Basket of GLM Detection Efficiency
9:45 Bob Holzworth (U WA) – Detection efficiency of GLM and WWLLN
10:00 Break
10:30 Jeff LaPierre (EarthNetworks) – Analysis of GLM, ENTLN, and WWLLN False Alarm Rates
10:45 Ryan Said (Vaisala) – Exploration of spatiotemporal patters of GLM flash DE using Vaisala Lightning data
11:00 Ryo Yoshida (JMA) - GLM product evaluation using ground-based lightning detection networks
11:15 Stephanie Weiss (TTU) – Comparison of G16 and G17 GLM to the WTLMA
11:30 Ken Cummins (U AZ)- GLM Validation at KSC using the KSC LMA
11:45 Helen Yang (EC) - GLM Validation Over Southern Canada Using CLDN and SOLMA: Final Report
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
  Session 4: NWS Integration and Operational Uses
1:30 Scott Rudlosky (NOAA/NESDIS/STAR) – Status of the GLM project supported by the JTTI
1:45 Chad Gravelle (NWS Southern Region HQ) – Use of GLM for Long stratiform flashes
2:00 Stephanie Stevenson (NOAA HRD) – GLM in Tropical Cyclones: Operational and Research Developments
2:15 Kristin Calhoun (NOAA NSSL) – GLM Use, feedback, and development in the HWT
2:30 Jason Jordan (NWS Lubbock) – GLM at an NWS WFO: First thoughts and Experiences
2:45 Steve Cobb (NWS Tulsa) – Operational Analysis of GLM during QLCS Transition Events
3:00 Kris White, Brian Carcione (NWS Huntsville) - GLM applications at the NWS HUN office
3:15 Break
3:40 Geoffrey Stano (UAH) - Ongoing lightning activities at the GHRC
4:05 Randy Longenbaugh (Ames) – GLM Bolide Activities at NASA Ames: An update
4:30 Adjourn

Thursday, September 12

  Session 5 – GLM Science and Applications
8:30 Ken Cummins (U AZ) – Within-flash evolution of cloud-top Optical Emissions
9:00 Mason G. Quick (U MD) – Sub-flash Comparison of FEGS and GLM Observation from GOES-R Flight Campaign
9:15 Mark Stanley (NMT) – NMT Field Campaign in UT, 1st year of Observations and GLM Comparisons
9:30 Ron Thomas (NMT) – Low GLM Detection Efficiencies in Large Storms
9:45 Steve Rutledge (CSU) – Evaluation of GLM Detection Efficiency in Intense Convective Storms
10:00 Kristin Calhoun (NOAA NSSL) – GLM Properties of severe local storms from G16 and G17
10:15 Dustin Conrad (UAH) – Observations of Kinematics, cloud properties, and Lightning Optical energy output of the 22 April 2017 Skyline, AL Supercell
10:30 Break
10:45 Hugh Christian (UAH) – LIS and ASIM on the Station: Complementary Observations
11:00 Alex Fierro (NOAA NSSL) – Assimilation of GLM Observed Total Lightning Data on short term forecasts of high-impact convective events
11:15 Kelcy Brunner (UAH) – Numerical modeling of ice scattering on optical properties of lightning
11:30 Steve Goodman (MSFC/Thunderbolt Global Analytics) –Next Generation Science Algorithms for GLM
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 Dennis Buechler (UAH) – GLM’s Long term performance Monitoring
1:45 Jonathan Wynn Smith (U MD) – GLM Climatology and trends in Gridded Products
2:00 Jackie Ringhausen (UAH) - Cloud flash fraction product
2:15 Sarah Fairman (UAH) – Continuing current signatures from GLM
2:30 Kelley Murphy (UAH) - An Automated and Objective Thunderstorm Identification and Tracking using Operational Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) data
2:45 Don MacGorman (NOAA NSSL) - Investigating the Use of GLM data to Improve Flash Flood Warnings in the Western US
3:00 Break
3:20 Tim Lang (MSFC) - The RELAMPAGO Lightning Mapping Array: Preliminary scientific results and application to GLM Calibration and Validation
3:35 Sebastian Harkema (UAH)/Chris Schultz (MSFC) - NASA Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms (IMPACTS)
3:50 Steve Goodman (MSFC/ Thunderbolt Global Analytics) - Future Field Campaigns
  Session 6 – Summary of Meeting/Action Items & Group Discussions
4:00 Discussion
4:30 Adjourn