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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.
Wide World of SPoRT Blog
Lake-Effect Snowfall Forecasts with SPoRT Datasets
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:33:25
Brian Bernard runs a website in Southern Canada called Golden Horseshoe Weather. Brian obtains near real-time sea surface temperature (SST) and green vegetation fraction (GVF) products from SPoRT for ingest into a version of the Environmental Modeling System (EMS) that he runs. This model is a 4-km Advanced Research Weather and Research Forecasting (WRF-ARM) model [...]
Product Status Page
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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On 13 January 2011, a combination of snow cover and broken clouds over the southern Appalachian region made it difficult to distinguish where the clouds were located using visible satellite alone. The top image shows the 1 km MODIS visible image (1539 UTC). It is very difficult to tell what is cloud cover and what is snow cover. However, compare this to the 1 km MODIS false color composite image at the same time. Here, the clouds (white) are easily distinguished from the snow cover (red), thanks to the different radiative properties of the clouds and snow. This particular observation added short-term confidence to WFO Morristown’s 18Z TAF ceiling forecast.
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.