Unit 6: Using Satellite Data and Products
Instructional Component 6.2.7
Fog Detection and Analysis with Satellite Data
Gary Ellrod (Office of Research and Applications NOAA/NESDIS)
3) Teletraining Installation Instructions
4) Training Session Options:
B.) Web-based training session - a "stand alone" version viewed via a Web browser, with embedded talking points included. This lesson version may be viewed at any time. These slides are ideal for printing from the web-browser, just print preview first to choose portrait or landscape mode. Best viewed with Internet Explorer or Netscape (prior to version 6).
C.) Web-based Visitview session - This version uses the VISITview software within a Web browser, may be viewed at any time. It retains all the functionality of the VISITview software which you see in a "live" teletraining session. The talking points are not included in this lesson version, but can be viewed in a separate Web browser (or printed out beforehand).
D.) local Visitview session - This is the same version of the lesson used in a "live" VISITview teletraining session, but no connection is made to an external VISITview server. You may download the file off this page and go through the lesson on your own in "local mode" by starting the "visitlocal.bat" file. Talking points are not included in this lesson version, but can be viewed in a separate Web browser ( or printed out beforehand).
5) References/Additional Links
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/satellite/ (NWS WR)
Modification of the Fog Product in AWIPS
http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/cal_val/fog.htm (NESDIS RAMMT)
http://meted.ucar.edu/fogstrat/index.htm (COMET METED)
Brown, R., 1987: Observations of the structure of a deep fog. Meteorological Magazine, Vol. 116, 329-338.
Ellrod, G. P., 2000: Estimation of Instrument Cloud Base Conditions at Night Using GOES and Surface Temperature Data. (http://orbit-net.nesdis.noaa.gov/arad/fpdt/fpdt_pubs/avn00fog.htm ) Proceedings, 9th Conf. on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology, 11-15 September, Orlando, Florida, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston, 602-605.
__________, 1995: Advances in the detection and analysis of fog at night using GOES multi-spectral infrared imagery. Wea. Forecasting, 10, 606-619
Hawkinson, J., W. Feltz, T. Schmit, A. Schreiner, and S. Ackerman, 2001: A validation study of the GOES sounder cloud top pressure product. 11th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, Madison, Wisconsin, 15-18 October 2001 (preprints). Boston, MA, American Meteorological Society, 348-350.
Lee, T. F., F. J. Turk, and K. Richardson, 1997: Stratus and fog products using GOES-8-9 3.9 mm data. Wea. Forecasting, 12, 664-677. Wu, X., W. P. Menzel, and G. Wade, 1999: Estimation of sea surface temperatures using GOES-8/9 radiance measurements. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 80, 1127-1138.
6) Train the trainer
The talking points may be downloaded as a PDF document
7) Content developed/updated