Reprocessing of GOES Atmospheric Motion Vectors (AMVs) from 1995 Onwards for NWP Reanalysis Efforts (1/2) C. Velden and D. Santek (Univ. Wisconsin, CIMSS, Madison).
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Reprocessing of GOES Atmospheric Motion Vectors (AMVs) from 1995 Onwards for NWP Reanalysis Efforts (1/2)C. Velden and D. Santek (Univ. Wisconsin, CIMSS, Madison)
A proposal submitted by University of Wisconsin (UW) Senior Scientists Dave Santek and Chris Velden to the UW Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) was accepted on 25 May 2013.
The primary task will involve the reprocessing of GOES imagery from 1995 onward (Phase 1) into AMVs using the latest NOAA/NESDIS operational algorithms.
A 2nd phase should soon follow and will include the entire GOES archive period, as well as using the new processing algorithms being developed for GOES-R. Funding for the 2nd phase will be required and will be proposed to NOAA/NESDIS.
This effort will complement similar AMV reprocessing projects being conducted by EUMETSAT (Meteosat) and JMA (GMS/MTSAT), as well as polar AMVs (AVHRR, MODIS, Metop), and will fill the current geostationary satellite gap in reprocessed AMVs for NWP reanalysis. It is noted that the reprocessed AMVs from GMS/MTSAT and Meteosat have a very positive impact on climate re-analyses.
Reprocessing of GOES Atmospheric Motion Vectors (AMVs) from 1995 Onwards for NWP Reanalysis Efforts (2/2)C. Velden and D. Santek (Univ. Wisconsin, CIMSS, Madison)
The proposal was strongly supported by the atmospheric science community. Specifically, long-standing recommendations from CGMS and the WMO International Winds Working Group (IWWG) and SCOPE-CM (Sustained and Coordinated Processing of Environmental data for Climate Monitoring), and letters of endorsement from ECMWF, JMA, and GCOS were all instrumental in backing this proposed effort.
The effort will be conducted by a team of scientists at the UW Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), in collaboration with NOAA/NESDIS STAR.
There will be close cooperation with EUMETSAT and JMA with regards to their current effort to reprocess Meteosat AMVs, to ensure processing continuity to the extent possible.
The goal is to have the GOES reprocessing completed by 1 December 2013, in time for the next major ECMWF reanalysis. This deadline also meets the needs of other reanalyses efforts.