Molenar, Watson, Dostalek, Weaver,
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado
invited the RAMM team to give a presentation on "Access to GOES Satellite
Data." The talk-covered aspects of GOES data collection/distribution,
archives, and science projects which are using data sets which can benefit
this community. This fairly new area for using GOES data is related
to RAMMT research involving satellite climatologies and is important for
both the governmental and commercial/potential users of solar energy power.
NOAA archives of GOES data and NESDIS solar radiation products were highlighted.
Of particular interest was the effort to "rescue" the previous generation
GOES data from the aging archive, an archive which is time-sensitive and
could be lost if not migrated to higher quality media. The presentation
was well received and the users are interested in supporting efforts to
maintain the GOES archive. Nine countries were represented with multiple
participants from Canada and Germany. Similar talks were given for
Geostationary Meteorological Satellite, Meteosat, and NASA/Earth Observing
System data platforms.
M. DeMaria, R. Zehr, J. Knaff, and B. Motta attended the
AMS Annual Meeting in Dallas, TX, January 10-15.
M. DeMaria and D. Hillger attended the Tenth International
TOVS Study Conference, January 27, Boulder, Colorado.
R. Zehr and M. DeMaria attended the 53rd Interdepartmental
Hurricane Conference in Biloxi, MS, February 9-12.
M. DeMaria and R. Zehr attended the USWRP Science Symposium
in Boulder, CO, March 29-31.
Mitch Goldberg from NESDIS/ORA visited CIRA on February 1.
An outline of a publication describing tropical cyclone applications of
the Advanced Microwave Sounder Unit (AMSU) data was discussed.
M. DeMaria met with Andy Edman from the Scientific Services
Division (SSD) of National Weather Service Western Region Headquarters
in early January. Discussion topics included the future plans for RAMSDIS
in the NWS Western Region and the collaboration with RAMMT on developing
methods for getting locally ingested satellite imagery into AWIPS. B. Connell
gave Andy a brief overview of satellite data climatologies, D. Hillger
described a new albedo product, and D. Bikos gave a short demonstration
of the VISITview software.
Mr. Zhao Licheng continues his tenure as a visiting scientist
from the People's Republic of China. While at CIRA, he will work
on joint activities in meteorological workstation and analysis software
development. Mr. Zhao is the Director of the Computer Division at
the National Satellite Meteorological Center in Beijing, China, and will
stay at CIRA for one year.
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