Wednesday, 26 January 2011: 1:30 PM
604 (Washington State Convention Center)
GIOVANNI is NASA's GES-DISC (Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center) Interactive Online Visualization ANd aNalysis Infrastructure tool for visualization and analysis of very large, global datasets. The current GIOVANNI analytical and statistical tools have been expanded to support the Year of Tropical Convection (YOTC) Dataset. YOTC provides a unique and comprehensive multi-sensor satellite and model data set that is designed to facilitate the study and model improvement of "tropical convection" and its multi-scale organization. The data target period, May 01, 2008-April 30, 2010, is long enough to encompass a number of scientifically challenging cases of tropical convection with significant human impact. This includes mesoscale and synoptic variability, easterly waves and hurricanes, convectively coupled waves, the MJO and the culmination of these in terms of the monsoon, their interactions with the extra-tropics, and mean characteristics such as tropical-to-subtropical transitions. To facilitate research utilizing data from the YOTC program period a YOTC-Giovanni tool was developed to allow users to plot vertical profiles or lat-lon maps from level 3 and level 2 data. Included features for some products includes generating the same spatial resolution for inter-comparison. Some case studies will be presented to show functionalities and capabilities of the application and possible future developments.
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