14th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography


Toward an objective satellite-based algorithm to provide real-time estimates of TC intensity using integrated multispectral (IR and MW) observations

Christopher Velden, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and J. P. Kossin, T. L. Olander, D. Herndon, A. Wimmers, R. Wacker, K. F. Brueske, B. Kabat, J. D. Hawkins, R. T. Edson, and M. DeMaria

Using multispectral (IR and MW) observations, an algorithm has been developed at CIMSS that estimates the current intensity of tropical cyclones (TCs). The consensus-based method uses output from the CIMSS AODT, the CIMSS AMSU, and the CIRA AMSU estimates of intensity. A weighted average is taken based on a statistical analysis of each algorithms situational behavior in TC events. Performance results will be shown.

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Poster Session 4, Operational Products
Wednesday, 1 February 2006, 2:30 PM-2:30 PM, Exhibit Hall A2

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