813 University of Wisconsin proving ground participation within the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed

Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Wayne F. Feltz, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and K. Bah, K. Bedka, L. M. Cronce, J. Gerth, J. S. Kain, S. S. Lindstrom, J. A. Otkin, T. J. Schmit, J. Sieglaff, C. W. Siewert, and R. Rabin

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) has participated in the NOAA SPC/NSSL Hazardous Weather Testbed (NOAA HWT) in the Spring 2009 and Spring 2010. UW-CIMSS has primarily focused on the demonstration of satellite-based convective initiation, overshooting-top/enhanced-V, and WRF ARW simulated NWP decision support to prepare forecasters for future availability of GOES-R radiances and products. These activities are part of the larger GOES-R Proving Ground program with participation from other institutes including CIRA and NASA SPORT which provide valuable lightning data proxy and other related decision support aids like hail probability. This paper will focus on overview of satellite-based detect of convective initiation, overshooting-top/thermal couplet, and near real-time NWP derived Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) radiances used within AWIPS/N-AWIPS environment, training, and forecaster feedback.
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