296663 Synthetic Imagery Generation over Alaska and Hawaii from the NAM nests for GOES-R Product Development

Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Grand Terrace (Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center)
Lewis D. Grasso, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and D. T. Lindsey

The generation of GOES-R synthetic Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) data has been an important part of several previous GOES-R Risk Reduction projects. The imagery has provided several major benefits, including: 1) It serves as proxy data for the GOES-R ABI and can therefore be used to develop GOES-R products using the new ABI spectral bands, 2) Forecasters have provided overwhelmingly positive feedback on the helpfulness of real-time synthetic imagery in visualizing Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) model forecast output, and 3) Forecasters can become accustomed to how the new bands on the ABI will look. Continued support for synthetic imagery generation will allow for additional product development and tools to assist in NWP model improvement and visualization for forecasters.

Up to this point, all synthetic imagery from high resolution NWP models has been over the Continental United States and has excluded both Alaska and Hawaii. Our poster will contain real-time synthetic GOES-R ABI imagery from both the NAM Alaska nest and the NAM Hawaii nest.

- Indicates paper has been withdrawn from meeting
- Indicates an Award Winner