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VAWS: NOAA Satellite Snowfall Rate Product for Nowcasting

October 18 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm AKDT

Speaker: Dr. Huan Meng, NOAA/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR)

The NOAA/NESDIS operational snowfall rate (SFR) product is derived from a constellation of polar-orbiting satellites. Recent advancements have substantially improved the SFR product through the integration of machine learning techniques. This observation-based product is generated locally at GINA, University of Alaska Fairbanks using direct broadcast satellite data received at GINA, resulting in low latency and making it well-suited for nowcasting applications.