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
Transition to CONUS SPoRT LIS Underway...
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:57:28
So, we've finally begun the process of transitioning over fully to the new CONUS version of the SPoRT LIS. This "new" version of the SPoRT LIS has been under development actually for several years now, and underwent initial testing and evaluation at the Huntsville WFO in spring 2015, followed by an evaluation by several WFOs [...]
A modeling and verification study of summer precipitation systems using NASA surface initialization datasets
One of the most challenging weather forecast problems in the southeastern U.S. is daily summertime pulse-type convection. During the summer, atmospheric flow and forcing are generally weak in this region; thus, convection typically initiates in response to local forcing along sea/lake breezes, and other discontinuities often related to horizontal gradients in surface heating rates. Numerical simulations of pulse convection usually have low skill, even in local predictions at high resolution, due to the inherent chaotic nature of these precipitation systems.
Image of the Day
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This is a 500 m resolution, natural color composite MODIS image. Here a large cumulus cloud field is seen across much of South Florida. Lake Okeechobee stands out near the central part of the image.
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.