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SAAWSO PROJECT SUMMARY AND ITS GOALS. Ismail Gultepe EC, Cloud Physics and Severe Weather Research Section Toronto, Ontario M3H 5T4, Canada. SAAWSO PROJECT. Satellite Application for Arctic Weather and SAR Operations SAR: Search and Rescue Main goal:

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Saawso project summary and its goals

SAAWSO PROJECT SUMMARY AND ITS GOALS

Ismail Gultepe

EC, Cloud Physics and Severe Weather Research Section

Toronto, Ontario M3H 5T4, Canada


Saawso project

SAAWSO PROJECT

  • Satellite Application for Arctic Weather and SAR Operations

  • SAR: Search and Rescue

  • Main goal:

    Validate satellite based nowcasting products using observations over northern latitudes


Summary

SUMMARY

  • Project sites

  • IOPs

  • Instruments

  • Measurements

  • Weather conditions


Project sites

PROJECT SITES

MOUNT PEARL SITE (MAIN SITE)

HOLYROOD SITE (SW)

BAY BULLS SITE(SE)

FLATROCK SITE (NE)


Map for the project region

MAP FOR THE PROJECT REGION

FLATROCK

HOLYROOD

ST. JOHN’S

BAY BULLS


Mount pearl site

MOUNT PEARL SITE

VISIBILITY-PRECIP-TURB

MICROPHYSICS [03-100 MICRON]

REFERENCE PRECIP


Remote sensing platforms

REMOTE SENSING PLATFORMS

  • McGill x-band radar (McGill University)

  • CL-51 Ceilometer (Vaisala)

  • 3027A PMWR (Radiometrics)

  • IR sensors


Remote sensing platforms1

REMOTE SENSING PLATFORMS

TP3017A


Microphysical platform

Microphysical platform


Reference precip measurements

REFERENCE PRECIP MEASUREMENTS


Precip sensor

PRECIP SENSOR


Vis fog and present weather sensors

VIS/FOG AND PRESENT WEATHER SENSORS


Icing turbulence radiation

ICING-TURBULENCE-RADIATION


T rh measurements

T & RH MEASUREMENTS

HMP 45C

IRTu;d

MP102

HMP 45C212

DSC101

MP102

WXT50


Holyrood site

HOLYROOD SITE


Flat rock site

FLAT ROCK SITE


Bay bulls site

BAY BULLS SITE


Saawso project summary and its goals

IOPs

IOP1:Winter cold clouds/snow[St. John’s]

Jan 7-Feb 7, 2013

IOP2:Mixed phase clouds/fog[St. John’s]

April 2-May 1, 2013

IOP3:Arctic ice clouds and snow[Goose Bay]

Jan 15-Feb 28, 2014


Measurements

MEASUREMENTS

Microphysics:

PR, PA, Precip type, fog, visibility, reflectivity, cloud ceiling, snow crystals, aerosol and fog from 0.3 micron to cm size range), icing, LWP

Radiation: Direct and diffiuse solar radiation as well as SW up(down) and IR up (down)

Dynamics: Doppler velocity, turbulence, wind speed

Profiling: Ceiling, reflectivity, T, LWC, qv, RH, Doppler velocity

Satellite based products


Case summaries examples

CASE SUMMARIES/EXAMPLES

SIGNIFICANT PRECIP EVENTS

(SN(RN) DEPTH> 1 cm/day (5 mm/day)

Jan 3

Jan 5

Jan 10

Jan 11

Jan 18

Jan 22

Jan 23

Jan 24

Jan 31

Feb 2

Feb 4

Feb 6

Feb 8

Feb 9

Feb 20-22

Mar 14

Mar 15

Mar 17

Mar 25

Mar 28

Mar 29

Mar 30

Apr 2

Apr 6

Apr 12


Pmwr april 10

PMWR-April 10


Jan 10 2013 snow storm

JAN 10 2013-SNOW STORM


Jan 10 11 snow storm

JAN-10/11 SNOW STORM


April 2

APRIL 2


Radiometric pmwr profiles

RADIOMETRIC-PMWR PROFILES


February 4 fog case

FEBRUARY 4 FOG CASE


Snow types

SNOW TYPES

APRIL 10


Saawso project summary and its goals

APRIL 12

APRIL 10

FEBRUARY 2

FEBRUARY 2


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FEBRUARY 6 2013


Saawso project summary and its goals

JANUARY 22 2013


Future work

FUTURE WORK

  • Snow type prediction using LPM

  • Improve Fog/precipitation Vis parameterizations

  • Develop algorithms for satellite retrievals of cold cloud microphysics

  • Improve snow precipitation measurements for satellite applications

  • Collaborations……………….


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