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GOES/POES Sounders Integrated Sensor Training Professional Development Series. Anthony Mostek NWS/Office of Meteorology Stan Kidder CIRA/CSU September 22, 1999. rpactm996.ppt 9/18/96. GOES/POES Sounders Integrated Sensor Training (IST) Professional Development Series.
GOES/POES Sounders Integrated Sensor Training Professional Development Series Anthony Mostek NWS/Office of Meteorology Stan Kidder CIRA/CSU September 22, 1999 rpactm996.ppt 9/18/96
GOES/POES Sounders Integrated Sensor Training (IST) Professional Development Series • Goals of Satellite Training in IST • Satellite Sounder Training in IST • Real-time Access and Examples • On Web • On AWIPS • Initial Results from NWS GOES Sounder Assessment
Satellite Meteorology IST Professional Development Series • WHY do we need training? • Tremendous increase in quantitative information with GOES imagers/sounders and Polar (AMSU, ERS, SARSAT, QuickSCAT, EOS, METOP, NPOESS, etc) • New products: Fog/stratus, Reflected energy, ASOS Clouds, and Sounder (Images, Soundings, TPW, LI, Rainrate, snow/ice, cloud liquid water, etc.) • HOW? • Cooperative effort with IST Professional Development Series (PDS), NOAA Coop Institutes (CIRA, CIMSS, CIMMS), DOD, and NWS Offices/Regions
Goals of Satellite Training • Improve understanding of satellite data interpretation as part of an integrated observing and forecasting system on AWIPS • Provide support for on-station training via the Professional Development Series on Integrated Sensor Training • Incorporate GOES and POES Sounder Products
Integrated Sensor Training PDS • Integrated Sensor Training PDS (METED WEB site - meted.ucar.edu/ist) • Profiler, lightning, surface/upper air, Radar, Satellite • Focus on integrated applications within AWIPS • Coordination with NWP/QPF/Aviation PDSs • Coordinate with NWS Regions/Offices and DOD to Focus on Specific Training Needs
Real-time AccessGOES/POES Sounder Products GOES Sounder on the WEB! • GOES Sounder Assessment: www.nws.noaa.gov/om/sat/ • Forecast Products Development Team: orbit-net.nesdis.noaa.gov/goes/ • CIMSS Realtime GOES Page: cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/realtime/realtime.html • NWS/Western Region: www.wrh.noaa.gov/wrhq/CURRENT/
Real-time AccessGOES/POES Sounder Products POES Sounder on the WEB! • POES Quantitative Satellite Products: poes.nesdis.noaa.gov/ • Polar Orbiting Satellite Sounding Evaluator: poes.nesdis.noaa.gov/posse/ • CIRA's AMSU Website: amsu.cira.colostate.edu/ • NRL Monterey Satellite Meteorology: www.nrlmry.navy.mil/sat_products.html
Real-time AccessGOES/POES Sounder Products Examples On AWIPS • POES Sounders: • AMSU: TPW, CLW, RR, Snow, 89 Ghz • SSMI: TPW, Wind, RR • GOES Sounder: • Channel Imagery (6, 10, 11, 12) • DPI: TPW (24 Diff), LI, CTP, CAPE, RainRate • New Scales: PAC Mercator, PAC Satellite • New GOES Imager: VIS/Fog, Fog/Refl, Composites • Displays - Develop Procedures
GOES Sounder Assessment • Web-Based GOES Sounder Assessment A Huge Success - Over 600 responses received during the July 19 - August 30, 1999 assessment. The participants included 36 forecast offices, 3 national centers, and NESDIS Satellite Analysis Branch • Tornado Warning (8/9 - Minneapolis, MN): “ The Sounder Derived Product Imagery (DPI) helped a lot anticipating convective development over southern MN this evening. I looked through the DPI's over a few hours and saw a definite decreasing trend in the CINH (Convective Inhibition) from 19‑21Z... Impressive CAPE values (3500‑4500J/KG) and LI's ‑10 to ‑12 pointed to the possible severity of the convection. • Flash Flood Warning (7/20 - Grand Junction, CO): “Edge of cloud shield revealed significantly higher Total Precipitable Water (TPW) values over the southeast portion of our CWFA. Based on (the TPW) and back-building thunderstorms with heavy rain over southeast portion of the CWFA indicated by radar...issued FFW.”
GOES Sounder Assessment • Convection Anticipated (8/5 - Amarillo, TX): “The GOES Sounding and DPI products indicated that convection would be confined to the eastern sections of the panhandles, which they were. Despite the forecast we had out for more convection in the northwest sections of the panhandles from the midnight shift, the GOES Sounder products were right on target with their prediction.” (Depiction) • Convection Anticipated (8/14 - Salt Lake City, UT): “GOES sounder TPW indicated approximately .25-.35 of an inch higher TPW than either ETA/AVN 6-hour model forecasts over western Arizona. This additional information helped in the forecast for adding more weather in southern Utah for tonight and Sunday.” • Convection Anticipated (8/16 - Chicago, IL): “...a front in Iowa showed up clearly with a CU field. (We were) concerned about possible thunderstorms forming in Iowa and then moving into Illinois. ADAP and MSAS showed very unstable (atmospheric conditions) and good moisture convergence. CAPE was 3000-4000 J/KG. (The) most important (tool) was the (GOES Sounder) CINH. It showed values of -70 to -110 J/KG so precipitation was removed from the forecast.”
GOES/POES SoundersSummary • Get the Products on AWIPS (work with your Region HQ) • GOES - Good: temporal and horizontal resolution • Poor: clouds; first guess feedback (ETA) • POES - Good: microwave and horizontal resolution • Poor: temporal (except North); first guess feedback • For new products (Quickscat, ERS, etc) see Web sites • For more info - use Web and CD guides (Check IST PDS) and GOES Sounders Frequently Asked Questions (cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/sounder/sounderFAQ.html) • Provide feedback (good and bad) to: Andrew.Noel@noaa.govor firstname.lastname@example.org