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MODIS Nighttime Microphysics RGB Observations from This Morning...
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:57:09
It is said thatapicture says a thousand words...well in this case let's just say 434 words, as are contained in this post. Anyway, I'd like to point out six features in this morning's Nighttime Microphysics RGB.The image below (MODISNighttime Microphysics RGB)showed several features of varying degrees of operational relevance. A myriad of cloud features [...]
Experimental Product Development Team
Early in 2012, SPoRT formed the Experimental Products Development Team (EPDT) to focus on the creation of advanced display capabilities for the use of experimental research data in the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) II environment. The objectives of this team are to develop and share knowledge and expertise of the AWIPS II development environment, generate non-standard AWIPS II plug-ins for ingest, analysis, and display of experimental data, and, based on this experience, provide feedback to NWS/Office of Science and Technology and Raytheon on the external development process, including governance of locally developed AWIPS II plug-ins and tools. Supporting these objectives, the EPDT will encourage and aid in AWIPS II software development through fostering a network of developers, compiling training on the AWIPS II platform, and also facilitate collaborative development.
Image of the Day
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This MODIS snow/cloud RGB composite combines reflected solar radiation from visible and near-infrared channels to distinguish between cloud cover (white), clear ground (green), and snow cover (shades of red). This image from 12 December 2008 shows snow through northwest Alabama and central Tennessee. Snow was even on the ground in Louisiana. Additionally, breaks in the clouds show that snow had accumulated in Kentucky as well.
Product Status Page
Though we're not 24/7, SPoRT strives to provide the most timely and reliable data products to its partners and end users. A system has been developed to monitor the availability of LDM and FTP products and categorize each product based on its age. Summaries are posted every 10 minutes to the link below.