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The Langmuir Lab LMA at WFO Albuquerque
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:51:05
In late April, NASA SPoRT and the Albuquerque NWS met with scientists at New Mexico Tech to coordinate the integration of the Langmuir Lab lightning mapping array data into our operations. According to Bill Rison, Paul Krehbiel, and Ron Thomas, New Mexico Tech's Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) is a 3-dimensional total lightning location system. The [...]
Experimental Product Development Team
Early in 2012, SPoRT formed the Experimental Products Development Team (EPDT) to focus on the creation of advanced display capabilities for the use of experimental research data in the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) II environment. The objectives of this team are to develop and share knowledge and expertise of the AWIPS II development environment, generate non-standard AWIPS II plug-ins for ingest, analysis, and display of experimental data, and, based on this experience, provide feedback to NWS/Office of Science and Technology and Raytheon on the external development process, including governance of locally developed AWIPS II plug-ins and tools. Supporting these objectives, the EPDT will encourage and aid in AWIPS II software development through fostering a network of developers, compiling training on the AWIPS II platform, and also facilitate collaborative development.
Image of the Day
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The SPoRT MODIS Sea Surface Temperature (SST) product provides local mesoscale models with superior detail of the ocean gradients around Florida. The operational Real-Time Global SST from 1 March 2007 (upper-left) depicts a relatively smooth field while the SPoRT MODIS product (upper-right) shows exquisite details of the warm Gulf Stream and cooler shelf waters near the Bahamas and the Florida west coast. Differences of 2-3°C are common (bottom).
Product Status Page
Though we're not 24/7, SPoRT strives to provide the most timely and reliable data products to its partners and end users. A system has been developed to monitor the availability of LDM and FTP products and categorize each product based on its age. Summaries are posted every 10 minutes to the link below.