SPoRT Science Seminar Series
"Chemical Weather R2O in SPoRT with Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO)"
Date/Time: 9 AM, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Location: NSSTC, SPoRT VCL, Room 3027
Speaker: Dr. Mike Newchurch, UAH
Wide World of SPoRT Blog
Dust RGB captures dust event in the Intermountain West
Tue, 14 April 2015
The MODIS RGB image below captured the dust event in portions of the Intermountain West today, April 14th, as strong winds lifted dust across the drought-stricken region. NWS offices in the region issued high wind warnings and dust storm warnings due to the conditions. Visibilities below one quarter mile in some instances were reported with portions of I-80 closed near Tooele, Utah.
Evaluation of enhanced high resolution MODIS SSTs and the impact on regional weather forecasts
The NASA Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) Center currently produces a high resolution sea surface temperature (SST) product for use by National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) as an operational diagnostic and also as input for their weather forecast models. This product uses Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data to produce composite SST output with spatial resolution superior to other SST data used to initialize regional weather forecast models. A six month study from February to August 2007 over the marine areas surrounding southern Florida was conducted to compare the use of the MODIS SST composite versus the Real-Time Global SST analysis to initialize the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model.
Image of the Day
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A demonstration example of the pseudo-Geostationary Lightning Mapper (PGLM) flash extent density product in N-AWIPS used by the Aviation Weather Center and Storm Prediction Center. The image is developed from seven individual, ground-based lightning mapping arrays. Beyond including the lightning observations, range rings are added to indicate the most effective viewing regions of the individual networks. Additionally, network status bars are included for each network. In this case, each network is green, indicating there are no data outages and the network is at full strength.
Ingest and Product Status Pages
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 health of our real-time data ingest and availability of LDM and FTP products. Summaries are posted every 10 minutes to the links below.