92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Thursday, 26 January 2012: 8:30 AM
GOES-R AWG Atmospheric Motion Vectors: Validation Activities
Room 257 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Steve Wanzong, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and W. Bresky, C. S. Velden, J. M. Daniels, and T. D. Rink

In preparation for the launch of GOES-R, the NOAA GOES-R Algorithm Working Group (AWG) is actively developing AMV derivation algorithms and using them in demonstration studies. The AMV algorithm development has reached a mature stage and is now being validated. The software is being tested in a near real-time demonstration mode using Meteosat-9 Seviri data as ABI proxy imagery, with the resultant AMVs validated against “truth” datasets. The two primary validation sources include twice daily Rawinsondes, and 4 times daily GFS analysis wind fields. Newly developed “deep-dive” validation utilities such as McIDAS-V, Glance, and CALIPSO/AMV collocations that allow careful AMV inspections will be discussed.

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