1.3A Advances in Visualization of Global Total Precipitable Water with Morphological Compositing: Innovations in "MIMIC-TPW2"

Wednesday, 10 January 2018: 9:00 AM
Ballroom G (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Anthony Wimmers, CIMSS, Madison, WI; and C. Velden

“Morphological compositing” is the manipulation of imagery from various sources to create natural, high temporal-resolution composites that efficiently synthesize the images’ visual information. Here we will demonstrate innovations to the MIMIC-TPW2 product, which creates global, hourly visualization of total preciptitable water (TPW) retrievals from POES, SNPP, Metop and DMSP sources using an efficient management of real-time data. While the animated product is highly realistic, we have spent the last year investigating various artifacts and their remedies, which reveal a number of interesting aspects of the morphological compositing process as well as the underlying retrieval.
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