NWS (Dostalek, Motta, Winston, Molenar, Weaver)
Von Woods (NWS Atlanta, Georgia), and Dennis Cain (NWS San Joaquin, California)
visited CIRA on December 7 for a demonstration of RAMSDIS satellite climatology
efforts. Von already has the RAMSDIS satellite climatology programs
and was looking for more information on accessing the data and tailoring
climatology to their region. Dennis is from the Western Region and
expressed interested in obtaining the climatology programs to initiate
a fog climatology for his region of the country.
Initial preparations are underway for a dryline experiment using the Research
RAMSDIS in Lubbock, Texas this spring. The experiment will include
researchers from the Lubbock, TX, NWS, Texas Tech University, and CIRA
participants (J. Weaver and J. Dostalek).
New software was sent to Lubbock, TX NWS for testing. The software
allows users to erase maps plotted on the RAMSDIS loops (in order that
the satellite imagery alone may be viewed).
Steve Kays (Topeka NWS) inquired about the use of the 10.7 and 12.0 um
difference product currently available in AWIPS. An analogous product
is being generated by the RAMMT for evaluation and improvement.
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D. Hillger participated in the NWS Annual GOES Assessment Meeting held
in Silver Springs on November 6 and 7. Examples of CIRA/RAMM Team
contributions to GOES Assessment were presented.
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