Terrestrial Gamma Flashes (TGFs) from Fermi with Seasonal Earth
- Visualizations by:
- Tom Bridgman
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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.
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
- Tom Bridgman (GST) [Lead]
- Gerald J. Fishman (NASA/MSFC)
- Michael Briggs (UAH)
- Scott Wiessinger (KBRwyle)
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Datasets used in this visualization
Terra and Aqua BMNG (A.K.A. Blue Marble: Next Generation) (Collected with the MODIS sensor)
Credit: The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
Dataset can be found at: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/See more visualizations using this data set
TRMM Lightning (Collected with the LIS sensor)
Fermi Fermi GBM TGF (A.K.A. Terrestrial Gamma Flashes) (Collected with the Gamma Ray Burst Monitor sensor)
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