Category Archives: GOES-R Proving Ground

Synthetic imagery comparison from 2 different models

This blog entry will make a comparison between synthetic imagery generated from 2 different models, the NSSL WRF-ARW and the NAM-Nest, both with a horizontal grid spacing of 4 km.  After comparing the synthetic imagery between the 2 models, we … Continue reading

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Synthetic imagery application of a snow event on March 5-6, 2013

The synthetic IR (10.35 um) imagery from the 0000 UTC 5 March 2013 NSSL WRF-ARW run: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/6mar13_syn_wrf&image_width=1020&image_height=900 forecasts a region of colder cloud tops from the Ohio Valley towards the mid-Atlantic states during the late afternoon to morning hours of … Continue reading

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Transverse bands on February 8, 2013

Transverse bands were observed between approximately 1400-1700 UTC in the vicinity of Buffalo, NY in the GOES water vapor imagery (from the CIMSS satellite blog): http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/130208_g13_wv_east_coast_storm_anim.gif and also in the GOES IR imagery: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/8feb13_BUF_ir&image_width=1020&image_height=900 Note the orientation of the transverse … Continue reading

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Synthetic Low Cloud / Fog Product for October 10, 2012

Dan Bikos This blog entry will examine the synthetic low cloud / fog product produced by the 4-km NSSL WRF-ARW model.  For detailed information on this product, see: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/training/visit/training_sessions/synthetic_imagery_in_forecasting_low_clouds_and_fog/ Let’s examine this product on the Washington and Oregon coastline from … Continue reading

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