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GOES High Density Winds

Other contributors: Chris Velden, Dave Stettner, Jeff Key, Kris Bedka, Jaime Daniels, Kevin Schrab, Brian Gockel, David Miller

Introduction


The objectives of this session are:

  1. Review techniques for deriving satellite winds (Atmospheric Motion Vectors)
  2. Provide details on AWIPS display of GOES High Density Winds
  3. Highlight latest winds research activities

Training Session Options


  1. Audio playback – This VISITview file contains recorded audio and annotations and can be taken at anytime. Certificates of completion for NOAA employees can be obtained through your Science Operation Officer or training point of contact.
    Create a directory, then download the audio playback file (it is about 274 MB in size) from the following site into that directory:
    ftp://rammftp.cira.colostate.edu/SHyMet/course_materials/winds_2006jan17_audio.exe
    OR
    ftp://ftp.ssec.wisc.edu/visit/winds_2006jan17_audio.exe
    After extracting the files into that directory click on the visitplay.bat file to start the lesson.
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References/Additional Links


  • Velden, et al., 2005: Recent Innovations in Deriving Tropospheric Winds from Meteorological SatellitesBulletin of the American Meteorological Society: Vol. 86, No. 2, pp. 205-223.
  • Bedka and Mecikalski, 2005: Application of Satellite-Derived Atmospheric Motion Vectors for Estimating Mesoscale FlowJournal of Applied Meteorology: Vol. 44, No. 11, pp. 1761-1772.
  • GOES High Density Winds and Derived Products: Atlantic | Pacific (CIMSS Tropical Cyclones)
  • GOES High Density Winds: NESDIS FPDT | NOAA Geostationary Satellite Server
  • Upper Level Wind Analysis from GOES Water Vapor Winds (Experimental – CIMSS/NSSL)

GOES Sounder Data and Products

Other contributors: Tim Schmit, Gary Wade, Jim Nelson, Jaime Daniels

Introduction


The objectives of this session are:

A.) Overview of the GOES Sounder instrument

B.) Sounder temperature and moisture retrievals

C.) Derived Product Imagery (DPI) opperational applications. image enhancements.

D.) Future sounder improvements

Training Session Options:


    • A.) Audio playback – This VISITview file contains recorded audio and annotations and can be taken at anytime. Certificates of completion for NOAA employees can be obtained through your Science Operation Officer or training point of contact.
      Create a directory, then download the audio playback file (it is about 87 MB in size) from the following site into that directory:

ftp://rammftp.cira.colostate.edu/SHyMet/course_materials/sounder_7apr10_audio.exe

    After extracting the files into that directory click on the visitplay.bat file to start the lesson.

References/Additional Links


Suggested Enhancements for AWIPS GOES Sounder Derived Products

Realtime GOES sounder data and products on the Web:

  • NOAA/NESDIS Operational Products Development Branch
  • CIMSS Realtime GOES Products
  • CIMSS GOES Sounder Derived Products Collaboration siteReferences:
  • Bayler, G. M., R. M. Aune, and W. H. Raymond, 2001: NWP cloud initialization using GOES sounder data and improved modeling of non-precipitating clouds. /Mon. Wea. Rev/., 128, 3911-3920.
  • Daniels, J. M., T. J. Schmit, and D.W. Hillger, 2001: GOES-11 Science Test: GOES-11 Imager and Sounder Radiance and Product Validations. NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 103, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.
  • Dostalek, John F. and Timothy J. Schmit, 2001: Total precipitable water measurements from GOES sounder derived product imagery. /Wea. Forecasting/, *16*, 573-587.
  • Ellrod, Gary P., Nelson, James P., Witiw, Michael R., Bottos, Lynda, Roeder, William P. 2000: *Experimental GOES Sounder Products for the Assessment of Downburst Potential.* /Weather and Forecasting/: Vol. 15, No. 5, pp. 527–542.
  • Hillger, D. W., T. J. Schmit, and J. M. Daniels, 2003: Imager and Sounder Radiance and Product Validations for the GOES-12 Science Test, NOAA Technical Report 115, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.
  • Li, J., C. C. Schmidt, J. P. Nelson III, T. J. Schmit, and W. P. Menzel, 2001: Estimation of total atmospheric ozone from GOES sounder radiances with high temporal resolution. /J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., /18, 157-168.Ma, X. L., T. Schmit, and W. L. Smith, 1999: A non-linear physical retrieval algorithm – its application to the GOES-8/9 sounder. /J. Appl. Meteor./, *38*, 501-513.
  • Schmit T. J., W. F. Feltz, W. P. Menzel, J. Jung, A. P. Noel, J. N. Heil, J. P. Nelson III, G. S. Wade, 2002: Validation and use of GOES sounder moisture information, /Wea. Forecasting/, *17*, 139-154.
  • Schreiner, A. J., T. J. Schmit, and R. M. Aune, 2002: Maritime inversions and the GOES sounder cloud product. /Nat. Wea. Assoc. Digest/, *26*, 1,2 27-38.
  • Schreiner, Anthony J., Timothy J. Schmit, and W. Paul Menzel, 2001: Observations and trends of clouds based on GOES sounder data. /J. Geophys. Res./, *106*, 20,349-20,363.
  • Images of satellite-derived cloud top pressure for the contiguous United States, Schreiner et al., Proceedings of the National Weather Association Conference, pp 35, December 3-8 1995.
  • Derived Product Imagery from GOES-8, Hayden, C.M., G.S. Wade, and T.J. Schmit, Journal of Appiled Meteorology, 35, pp 153-162, 1996.
  • Application of GOES-8/9 Soundings to Weather Forecasting and Nowcasting, Menzel et al., Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 79, 1998.
  • Satellite Meteorology: Using the GOES Sounder (COMET CD-ROM, September 1998)

GOES Imaging and Sounding area coverage, resolution, and image frequency

Introduction


The objective of this session is: To learn about basic characteristics and functions of the GOES satellite: environmental sensing and other tasks, channels, image resolution, location, coverage, and schedules.

Training Session Options:


  1. Web-based training session
    – a “stand alone” version viewed via a Web browser, with embedded talking points included. This lesson version may be viewed at any time and takes 30 minutes These slides are ideal for printing from the web-browser, just print preview first to choose portrait or landscape mode.
  2. Audio playback – This VISITview file contains recorded audio and annotations and can be taken at anytime. Create a directory to download the audio playback file (it is about 13 MB in size) from the following site: audio download version After extracting the files into that directory click on the visitplay.bat file to start the lesson.

Note: Be sure to have your speakers on and the volume loud enough to hear the presentation. Two separate windows will appear after starting the module. One of them is a playback control window, allowing you to change slides (they are changed automatically by default), click on slide 1 at the top to begin the presentation. (Sometime the playback control window is hidden under the next window – the controls frame.) The other window is the controls frame, this is where you can click the See URL button whenever it is highlighted to bring up a separate browser that goes to the URL listed on the page.

References/Additional Links


  • Space Systems Loral, 1996 : GOES I-M DataBook Can be found online
  • NOAA/NESDIS Satellite and Information Service, Satellite Services Division: look for GOES Satellite Operations
  • GOES Frequently Asked Questions for Forecasters (On the VISIT homepage)
  • NOAAPORT User’s page: Latitude/Longitude Dimensions of Remapped GOES/Composite Imager Products