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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association shared the first images obtained from its new GOES-16 satellite’s Geostationary Lightning Mapper. The lightning mapper tracks individual bursts of lightning in order to determine whether a storm is increasing in strength, and could improve tornado early warning systems.
GOES-16, launched by NASA in November 2016, has proven to be particularly social media friendly. Here are a few more videos from its instruments:
Here, GOES-16’s Solar Ultraviolet Imager examines the sun’s corona.
These vapor images reflect GOES-16’s data on the winter storm that hit the Northeast US in February.
This is the same storm as it moved out over the Atlantic.