Wide World of SPoRT Blog
Alaskan Sunshine Doesn't Burn the 24-hour Microphysics Product
Wed, 24 Dec 2014 21:50:13
In collaboration with the Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA) at the University of Alaska, NASA/SPoRT generates two VIIRS and MODIS microphysics satellite products for use by the National Weather Service in Alaska in assessing the presence of low stratus clouds: the RGB Night-Time Microphysics product, or simply NT Micro, and the 24-hour Microphysics product, [...]
NASA Puts the Right Stuff in the Right Hands
April 22, 2009: Imagine a monster tornado is ripping through a neighboring county and bearing down on yours. If you live in north Alabama, your forecasters are well prepared to tell you when to seek shelter. The National Weather Service there shares a building - the National Space Science and Technology Center - with NASA's Short-term Prediction Research and Transition, or SPoRT, Center. SPoRT puts state-of-the-art NASA satellite data directly into forecasters hands, arming them to recognize weather that threatens your safety.
Image of the Day
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High-resolution water temperatures of the Great Lakes as observed in the blended MODIS and GLERL SST products. Forecasters use this information in a diagnostic mode and prognostically (in weather forecast models) to improve the prediction of clouds and precipitation in the Great Lakes region. This will have significant impact in Lake effect snow situations.
Ingest and Product Status Pages
Though we're not 24/7, SPoRT strives to provide the most timely and reliable data products to its partners and end users. A system has been developed to monitor the health of our real-time data ingest and availability of LDM and FTP products. Summaries are posted every 10 minutes to the links below.