Atmospheric Sciences Seminar

December 13, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Marine Sciences Building, MSB 100

Satellite image products for the Central Pacific: Image morphing of tropical weather, tropical cyclone analysis and imagery enhancements of aviation hazards

Dr. Anthony Wimmers
Research Scientist, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies

Seminar Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Refreshments: 3:00pm at MSB lanai
Free Cookies, Coffee & Tea Provided
(Please Bring Your Own Cup)
Seminar Time: 3:30pm
Location: Marine Sciences Building, MSB 100

Here I will share some of the recent developments in satellite image processing that apply to the interests of Central Pacific Region, especially Hawaii. The first is ‘MIMIC-TPW’, a near-seamless morphological composite of polar-orbiting satellite retrievals of water vapor, which is used to diagnose atmospheric rivers, favorable environments for hurricanes and the influence of dry air masses. The second is ‘ARCHER’ and ‘MIMIC-TC’, which are online tools to track (sometimes ambiguous) tropical cyclone centers and display them in motion. The third is the gravity wave detection product, which is a simple but revealing enhancement of Himawari-8 AHI and GOES-16/17 ABI imagery. It shows the possible precursors of aircraft turbulence at the limit of infrared resolution, which is a capability that was not even anticipated at the instrument debut.

Event Sponsor
SOEST Atmospheric Sciences, Mānoa Campus

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