Using Simulated Satellite Imagery to Visualize Model Forecasts
Preliminary feedback from WFOs participating in the GOES-R Proving Ground has been overwhelmingly positive. Forecasters particularly like the ability to visualize model forecast clouds, something the traditional coarse resolution models are unable to adequately resolve. Other uses include fog and visibility forecasts, which are particularly helpful for aviation applications. This presentation will introduce simulated satellite imagery, show a number of examples, and provide information for both public and private sector forecasters on where to obtain the forecast imagery.
The views, opinions, and findings in this report are those of the authors, and should not be construed as an official NOAA and or U.S. Government position, policy, or decision.