328 GOES-R AWG Visibility Retrieval and Visibility-Fires Analysis over Western United States for 2007-2008

Monday, 7 January 2013
Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Jason C. Brunner, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and B. Pierce, A. Lenzen, and J. Szykman

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This poster presents an update on the status of the GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Visibility retrieval development and demonstrates the utility of the ABI Visibility retrieval to monitor reduced visibility due to regional haze associated with western US wildfires. Validation results from the Version 5 ABI Visibility retrieval will be shown as well as an analysis of western US wildfires and visibility for 2007-2008 and for a case study on 4 August 2007.

As part of the GOES-R AWG real-time visibility demonstration, the GOES-R Visibility retrieval will be implemented within the CIMSS International MODIS/AIRS Processing Package (IMAPP) which will provide users with MODIS based Visibility retrievals through the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Remote Sensing Information Gateway (RSIG). http://badger.epa.gov/rsig/

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