P6.6 One-minute GOES observations during VORTEX II

Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Grand Mesa Ballroom ABC (Hyatt Regency Tech Center)
Daniel T. Lindsey, NOAA/NESDIS, Fort Collins, CO

During both the 2009 and 2010 VORTEX-II campaigns, GOES Super Rapid Scan Operations (SRSO) was put into effect on certain days. SRSO allows for one-minute time interval geostationary satellite observations over the V-II domain. Only with this high temporal resolution sampling can many details of active supercells be resolved, including overshooting top oscillations, anvil-top gravity waves, and inflow feeder clouds. In this presentation, we will show examples of the SRSO satellite loops and discuss how this data might be used in combination with the wealth of data from other sensors collected during V-II to study storm structure and dynamics.

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