Observing and Understanding the Variability of Water in Weather and Climate


The Impact of GOES-11 Data on IHOP (Formerly Paper number P1.2)

Robert J. Kuligowski, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD

The temporary activation of a Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-11) from storage for an inclination maneuver was coordinated with the International H2O Project (IHOP) in order to provide 5-minute imager and 30-minute sounder coverage in support of IHOP from 3 to 21 June 2002. These data were used in real-time by IHOP nowcasters in support of deployment decisions, and also were ingested into the Local Area Prediction System (LAPS) model run by the Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL) in support of IHOP. These data are also being used in the post-experiment data analysis for case studies, experimental model initialization, and intercomparison of GOES-11 derived products with observations from other instrument platforms. These many uses of GOES-11 data and their impacts will be illustrated, including their implications for anticipated routine 5-minute imager and 30-minute sounder operations during the GOES-R era.

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Session 1, International H2O Project (IHOP)
Monday, 10 February 2003, 10:45 AM-2:30 PM

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