Chris Velden, Dave Stettner, Steve Wanzong(2)
NOAA/NSSL(1) and UW-Madison/CIMSS(2)
Winds are estimated every 10 minutes from the automated satellite winds algorithm under development for GOES-R at the Cooperative Instutute of Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sequences of three GOES-14 images, separated by 3 minutes (visible), 5 and 10 minutes (IR, SWIR and WV) are used to compute winds.
|Winds at selectable pressure levels|
|Winds and pressure assignments|
Table 2. Animation of winds during past hour
Rabin, R. M., S. F. Corfidi, J. C. Brunner,
C. E Hane, 2004: Detecting winds aloft from
water vapor satellite imagery in the vicinity of storms. Weather, 59,
Rabin, R.M., J. Brunner, C. Hane, J. Haynes: Water vapor winds in vicinity of convection and winter storms. P3.4. 11th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 15-18 October 2001, Madison, WI. To view the extended abstract (as a pdf file) Click here.
A more complete
including an analysis of several convective cases is available by clicking
Global winds: For real-time and archived data and more information on the satellite winds program at CIMSS see the "Tropical Cyclones Homepage": Click here
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