Unit 7: AWIPS Multi-source Data Displays
Instructional Component 7.2.1
Using AWIPS to Evaluate Model Initializations
Rich Grumm and Brian Motta
Tony Mostek, Bob Aune, Chris Velden, Ben Ruston, Pete Manousos, Mel Shapiro, Dolores Kiessling, Liz Page, FSL RAOB Database
Scott Bachmeier, Dave Reynolds, Steve Harned, Reid Hawkins, Steve Zubrick, Rose Miller, Neil Stuart, Pete Manousos, Scott Reynolds, Jeff Tongue, Kermit Keeter, Larry Lee, Carin Goodall, Dan Baumgardt, Josh Korotky, and Dan Cobb.
AMS Weather and Forecasting- Available Online
B) Page 120-130 : Section 3.4.1 - 3.4.3 Interpreting Features Associated with Baroclinic Troughs
C) Page 176-184 : Section 4.4 Instant (pseudo) Occlusions
D) Page 206-212 : Section 5.1 Cloud Signatures Preceding Cyclogenesis
E) Page 214 : Section 5.2 Schematics of Cold-air Cyclogenesis
F) Page 222 : Section 5.2 Schematics of Instant Occlusion Cyclogenesis
G) Page 233 : Section 5.2 Schematics of Split Flow Cyclogenesis
H) Page 238 : Section 5.2 Schematics of Meridional Trough Cyclogenesis
I) Page 252 : Section 5.2 Scematics of Flat Trough, Diffluent Flow Cyclogenesis
J) Page 260 : Section 5.2.3 Schematics of Induced Wave Cyclogenesis
K) Page 267 : Section 5.2.4 Schematics of Flat Trough, Confluent Flow Cyclogenesis
L) Page 282-286 : Section 5.2.5 Summary of Types of Cylcogenesis
An understanding of the basic conceptual models of cyclogenesis. (see above)
Prerequisite question: What type of cyclogenesis occurred in the 24-25 Jan 2000 event ?
(Please be ready to answer this question during the training session.)
4) Training Session Options:
B.) Web-based training session - a "stand alone" version viewed via a Web browser, . 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.
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 from 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.
5) References/Additional Links
Silberberg, Steven, 1999: INITIAL CONDITION UNCERTAINTY IN NCEP MODEL ANALYSES: IMPLICATIONS FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS Preprints, AMS 13th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, Denver, CO. 1999.
Stensrud, David J., Harold E. Brooks, Jun Du, M. Steven Tracton, Eric Rogers, 1999: Using Ensembles for Short-Range Forecasting. Monthly Weather Review: Vol. 127, No. 4, pp. 433–446.
Zapotocny, Tom H., Steven J. Nieman, W. Paul Menzel, James P. Nelson III, James A. Jung, Eric Rogers, David F. Parrish, Geoffrey J. DiMego, Michael Baldwin, Timothy J. Schmit, 2000: A Case Study of the Sensitivity of the Eta Data Assimilation System. Weather and Forecasting, pages 603–622.
GOES Sounder Image Loops, NOAA/CIRA RAMM Team
GOES Sounder Image Loops and RUC Analyses, CIRA/CSU Atmospheric Science
CIMSS GOES Sounder Images/Loops
GOES-derived Winds, NESDIS Forecast Products Development Team
GOES-derived Winds, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
Sounders and Radiative Transfer, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies
Bader, M.J., G.S. Forbes, J.R. Grant, R.B.E. Lilley, and A.J. Waters, 1995: Images in Weather Forecasting. University Press, Cambridge, Great Britain, 499 pp.
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