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Applications of simulated GOES-R observations for advanced product development for mesoscale weather forecasting
Author(s): Lewis Grasso; Manajit Sengupta; Mark DeMaria
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Paper Abstract

In preparation for future satellites, we have developed a method to simulate satellite observations using a cloud-scale numerical model and radiative transfer models. In short, a numerical cloud model was used to simulate mesoscale weather events, including severe storms and tropical cyclones. A second model was used to calculate the brightness temperatures of the clear and cloud sky scenes from the model simulations. This procedure allows for advanced product development for severe weather (precipitation estimation, updraft diagnosis products) and tropical cyclones (intensity estimation). The development of products in advance of the satellite launch extends the useful life of the satellite system. Examples of this method for a severe storm case will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5549, Weather and Environmental Satellites, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.564466
Show Author Affiliations
Lewis Grasso, CIRA/Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Manajit Sengupta, CIRA/Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Mark DeMaria, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NESDIS (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5549:
Weather and Environmental Satellites
Thomas H. Vonder Haar; Hung-Lung Allen Huang, Editor(s)

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