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VAWS: Recent Advances in Water Vapor Products from Satellites for Forecasters
July 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm AKDT
Speaker: John Forsythe
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Colorado State University
Forecasters routinely monitor total precipitable water (TPW) in the atmosphere via the NOAA operational blended TPW product. A new Advected Layer Precipitable Water (ALPW) product provides a vertical dimension and depicts long-fetch flows of moisture which enhance flood events. How these products are generated will be explained, and typical forecast uses including in the Alaska region will be presented. Upcoming improvements to these products will be discussed.
Links Shared during Presentation
- Construction and Uncertainty Estimation of a Satellite‐Derived Total Precipitable Water Data Record Over the World’s Oceans
- Observed Climatological Relationships of Extreme Daily Precipitation Events With Precipitable Water and Vertical Velocity in the Contiguous United States
- Juneau Flooding story
- VAWS: The NOAA Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MiRS): Products, Applications, and Improvements Webinar
- AWIPS-2 Color Table Animation
- Legacy Atmospheric Profiles and Derived Products From GOES‐16: Validation and Applications
- Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
- Advected Layered Precipitable Water (mm): Three Hourly loop over last 36 hours
- Alaska Advected Layered Precipitable Water (mm): Three Hourly loop over last 36 hours
- Training – Advected Layer Precipitable Water Product
- HRRR 3 hour forecast minus ALPW difference animation