4.2 GOES-R overview of aviation algorithms and applications

Tuesday, 25 January 2011: 3:45 PM
4C-1 (Washington State Convention Center)
Wayne F. Feltz, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and K. L. Pryor, M. J. Pavolonis, K. Bedka, A. Wimmers, W. L. Smith Jr., B. Pierce, J. R. Mecikalski, and W. M. MacKenzie Jr.

The GOES-R Aviation Algorithm Working Group was formed in November 2006 to assess meeting aviation related requirements as defined in the GOES-R Mission Requirements Document. A suite of aviation related products are in development and are being evaluated to assess meteorological hazards to aircraft in flight derived from the current generation of European SEVIRI imager data. This presentation will focus on GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) measurement requirements relating to satellite-based aviation decision support products that include detection of convective initiation, overshooting-top/enhanced-V, fog/low cloud, volcanic ash, SO2, icing, turbulence, and visibility. The GOES-R Aviation AWG is tasked to adapt the current suite of experimental and operational aviation product algorithms, with modifications and enhancements, for the GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI). This presentation will overview the aviation requirements being addressed and progress toward making them GOES-R capable for an anticipated 2016 launch.
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