664 Examination of Tropical Cyclone Structure Through Synthetic Satellite Brightness Temperatures

Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Hall D/E ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Kate D. Musgrave, CIRA/Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and J. A. Knaff, C. J. Slocum, L. D. Grasso, and M. DeMaria

Satellite observations are particularly useful in the regions within and surrounding tropical cyclones (TCs), which typically suffer from a lack of available in-situ measurements. The structural evolution of TCs has been observed with satellite measurements for decades, providing information on the intensity and wind field. This project examines the synthetic satellite brightness temperatures produced by the Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) from the output of the operational Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) model, specifically the channels corresponding to the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES). The relationship between the synthetic satellite brightness temperatures and the forecast wind fields will be explored, and compared with the observed GOES-13 10.7μm (infrared) band.

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