LIS observations over Typhoon Hinnamnor

September 1st, 2022 |
Himawari-8 Band 13 Infrared imagery (10.41 um) and LIS Flash Events, 1539-1542 UTC on 1 September 2022

The International Space Station carries a variety of instruments, including the Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS), designed to extend the Lightning Climatology from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). ISS overflew Typhoon Hinnamnor at about 1540 UTC on 1 September (image, from this site). The lightning animation above (click here for an animated gif) shows data from 1539 UTC until 1543 UTC, with >80 flash events occurring.  The observed lightning is far from the ragged eye of the storm.

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (link) and the Japan Meteorological Agency (link) have more information on this typhoon.  Previous blog posts on Hinnamnor are here and here.  Himawari-8 data are courtesy JMA.