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SPoRT Science Seminar Series
SPoRT periodically hosts visitors to learn more about our program and team as well as to discuss opportunities for future collaboration. Typically, during these visits, the guest will present a seminar outlining his or her current work to help provide background on common interests. Please check back soon for information on the next seminar.
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LMA Data at WFO Huntsville Part II...New Day, New Utility...
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 02:52:02
So, when are total lightning data useful? Well, there are manysuchcases, and we've described many of thosein this blog...including my post yesterday. But, they're also particularly useful when the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN)data drop out of AWIPS. That is what happened earlierthis evening, in an apparent system-wide outage that lasted for a couple of [...]
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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 availability of LDM and FTP products and categorize each product based on its age. Summaries are posted every 10 minutes to the link below.
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The 1 km MODIS fog product (also known as spectral difference) can be overlaid with high resolution topographic images in AWIPS. This image shows fog in the valleys and near bodies of water across eastern Tennessee and southwest Virginia. The high resolution of MODIS allowed forecasters to see fog develop in the complex terrain of this region along the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River, the Powell River, Clinch River and Holston River on 8 September 2009. Without the 1 km resolution of MODIS, the extent of the dense fog would have been virtually impossible to detect and while the fog was not widespread enough for a dense fog advisory, a nowcast describing the fog was issued.
NASA SPoRT GOES-R proving ground activities
The NASA Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) program is a partner with the GOES-R Proving Ground (PG) helping prepare forecasters understand the unique products to come from the GOES-R instrument suite. SPoRT is working collaboratively with other members of the GOES-R PG team and Algorithm Working Group (AWG) scientists to develop and disseminate a suite of proxy products that address specific forecast problems for the WFOs, Regional and National Support Centers, and other NOAA users. These products draw on SPoRT's expertise with the transition and evaluation of products into operations from the MODIS instrument and the North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array (NALMA).