Milestone Publication

The Global Hydrometeorology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC has successfully published the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Level 3 gridded products dataset. This publication is significant for several reasons. First, this is the culmination of effort to archive these data that came out of a previous GLM science team meeting. Additionally, the GLM Level 3 data will serve as an excellent companion dataset to GHRC’s existing lightning data, particularly the International Space Station Lightning Imaging Sensor. The main milestone with this publication is that it represents the first ever end-to-end cloud publication of an ongoing dataset. In other words, the entire process, from data ingest, metadata extraction, to publication, exclusively used GHRC’s cloud-based workflow. Additionally, as an ongoing dataset, new data arrives daily and will continue to use this cloud-based workflow. The GLM Level 3 data are a great addition to GHRC’s lightning holdings and the cloud-only approach demonstrates GHRC’s latest steps to become a cloud-only DAAC.

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