Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on the International Space Station (ISS)

28 September 2022 Notice: The ISS LIS NRT data are back in production after the LIS instrument relocation on the ISS; however, view times may still be underestimated. We are addressing these issues now. In the meantime, please use these data with caution.


ISS LIS NRT Data and Information

Near real-time (NRT) lightning measurements from the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on the International Space Station (ISS) are available through LANCE generally within two minutes of observation. Installed on the ISS in February 2017, LIS measures lightning between +/- 48° latitude—a geographic range that includes nearly all global lightning.

To download ISS LIS data, register for an Earthdata Login. Use the table below to access specific LANCE data products.

ISS LIS

Product Download Description Volume
(GB/day)
Browse
isslis_v2_nrt NRT Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on International Space Station (ISS) Science Data HDF4: 0.04

netCDF: 0.29

GHRC DAAC Browse

isslisg_v2_nrt NRT Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on International Space Station (ISS) Backgrounds HDF4: 0.06

netCDF: 0.06

Browse (N/A)

Citations:

Blakeslee, Richard J. (2021). NRT Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on International Space Station (ISS) Science Data [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrometeorology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. doi:10.5067/LIS/ISSLIS/DATA109

Blakeslee, Richard J. (2021). NRT Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) on International Space Station (ISS) Backgrounds [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrometeorology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. doi:10.5067/LIS/ISSLIS/DATA209

 

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Last Updated
Jun 3, 2021