SPoRT Science Seminar Series
"The Spatially Generalized Hurricane Outage Prediction Model"
Date/Time: 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 4, 2016
Location: NSSTC, SPoRT VCL, Room 3027
Speaker: Dr. Brent McRoberts, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University
Wide World of SPoRT Blog
VIIRS Day-Night Band Imagery and Fog Detection
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:41:16
Working midnight shifts this past weekend, I had the opportunity to take a look at the VIIRS Day-Night Band Imagery for the detection and analysis of fog. Early Monday morning, the observation at Ft. Payne was indicating fog with 1/2 statute mile visibility. However, the presence of thin cirrus over parts of the area did [...]
Experimental Product Development Team
Early in 2012, SPoRT formed the Experimental Products Development Team (EPDT) to focus on the creation of advanced display capabilities for the use of experimental research data in the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) II environment. The objectives of this team are to develop and share knowledge and expertise of the AWIPS II development environment, generate non-standard AWIPS II plug-ins for ingest, analysis, and display of experimental data, and, based on this experience, provide feedback to NWS/Office of Science and Technology and Raytheon on the external development process, including governance of locally developed AWIPS II plug-ins and tools. Supporting these objectives, the EPDT will encourage and aid in AWIPS II software development through fostering a network of developers, compiling training on the AWIPS II platform, and also facilitate collaborative development.
Image of the Day
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Hurricane Ivan is shown in this MODIS natural color composite from 15 September 2004.
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.