Microwave Analysis of Tropical Cyclones: This module introduces forecasters to the use of microwave image products for observing and analyzing tropical cyclones. In the NPOESS era, microwave imagery and derived products from the Conical Microwave Imager/Sounder (CMIS) and the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) will be available in near real time (95% of the data to users within 30 minutes), providing a significant reduction in data latency. The use of microwave data from polar-orbiting satellites is crucial to today's operational forecasters, and particularly for those with maritime forecasting responsibilities where in situ observations are sparse. The emphasis of the module is on storm structure and techniques for improved storm positioning. This module takes about one hour to complete. Start

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