Terrestrial Gamma Flashes (TGFs) from Fermi with Seasonal Earth
This version of the map includes the global lightning probability (the light blue glow overlaying the global map) which varies with season. The Earth's surface also illustrates some seasonal variations. We see that TGFs are roughly correlated with lightning probability, and the lightning probability correlated with seaons. There is more lightning in the summer season.
This movie plays the terrestrial gamma flashes with a daily lighting map (blue glow) and seasonally-varying Earth as background.
This movie plays the terrestrial gamma flashes with a daily lighting map (blue glow) and seasonally varying Earth as background. This version does not display a time tag.
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Datasets used in this visualization
Terra and Aqua BMNG (Blue Marble: Next Generation)ID: 508Collected with MODIS
Credit: The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
This dataset can be found at: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/See all pages that use this dataset
TRMM LightningID: 515Collected with LIS 1996
Fermi Fermi GBM TGF (Terrestrial Gamma Flashes)ID: 706Data Compilation Collected with Gamma Ray Burst Monitor NASA/MSFC 2008-08-07 to 2010-12-31
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