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2022-05-22 19:10 53.2 48.1 34.1 10.8 292 15.6 287 24.913 1.6 0.00
2022-05-22 19:05 53.3 47.1 33.7 13.0 308 16.0 298 24.916 1.8 0.00
2022-05-22 19:00 53.4 47.1 33.7 12.0 292 15.6 303 24.918 1.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:55 53.6 47.1 33.9 12.1 303 15.3 303 24.917 2.8 0.00
2022-05-22 18:50 53.6 46.3 33.5 11.8 299 17.7 327 24.915 3.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:45 53.5 48.9 34.7 4.9 327 11.0 336 24.914 6.5 0.00
2022-05-22 18:40 53.5 48.2 34.5 3.8 319 4.3 327 24.912 9.4 0.00
2022-05-22 18:35 53.6 47.9 34.3 4.7 317 5.4 305 24.912 10.5 0.00
2022-05-22 18:30 53.8 47.5 34.3 5.1 306 5.5 304 24.914 10.1 0.00
2022-05-22 18:25 54.3 46.0 34.0 4.0 299 5.2 313 24.910 13.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:20 54.7 45.1 33.9 3.0 299 4.1 295 24.906 21.8 0.00
2022-05-22 18:15 55.0 45.1 34.1 3.4 306 4.0 311 24.902 33.6 0.00
2022-05-22 18:10 55.3 45.1 34.3 4.6 307 5.9 308 24.902 46.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:05 55.5 42.6 33.2 5.3 308 6.1 292 24.904 51.1 0.00
2022-05-22 18:00 55.6 42.4 33.1 5.7 292 6.4 287 24.905 63.7 0.00
2022-05-22 17:55 56.0 41.1 32.7 4.9 279 6.1 285 24.903 59.2 0.00
2022-05-22 17:50 57.0 39.4 32.6 2.6 294 4.6 294 24.901 59.5 0.00
2022-05-22 17:45 58.1 34.9 30.5 2.1 276 3.1 282 24.900 74.7 0.00
2022-05-22 17:40 58.6 35.3 31.3 0.3 242 1.1 263 24.898 136.6 0.00
2022-05-22 17:35 58.3 34.0 30.1 0.2 56 1.1 132 24.898 143.3 0.00
2022-05-22 17:30 58.8 34.6 31.0 1.2 92 3.6 59 24.897 156.8 0.00
2022-05-22 17:25 58.3 33.7 29.8 2.5 219 4.4 208 24.898 231.8 0.00
2022-05-22 17:20 58.0 36.5 31.5 4.1 216 5.8 207 24.899 168.3 0.00
2022-05-22 17:15 58.9 33.8 30.4 3.6 182 7.0 187 24.899 293.4 0.00
2022-05-22 17:10 59.3 34.4 31.3 3.5 216 5.9 109 24.901 294.5 0.00
2022-05-22 17:05 59.9 32.2 30.1 1.8 101 4.2 111 24.901 315.3 0.00
2022-05-22 17:00 58.9 34.2 30.7 1.7 228 3.4 225 24.901 356.3 0.00
2022-05-22 16:55 57.6 36.3 31.1 2.4 241 5.7 142 24.900 275.1 0.00
2022-05-22 16:50 58.2 36.6 31.7 3.0 166 6.3 158 24.900 237.4 0.00
2022-05-22 16:45 58.3 34.7 30.5 4.0 148 7.1 156 24.901 322.3 0.00
Date Time
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m/s
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Dir
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hPa
Solar
W/m^2
Prec
mm
2022-05-22 19:10 11.8 48.1 1.2 4.8 292 7.0 287 843.64 1.6 0.00
2022-05-22 19:05 11.9 47.1 0.9 5.8 308 7.2 298 843.76 1.8 0.00
2022-05-22 19:00 11.9 47.1 1.0 5.3 292 7.0 303 843.82 1.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:55 12.0 47.1 1.1 5.4 303 6.9 303 843.79 2.8 0.00
2022-05-22 18:50 12.0 46.3 0.8 5.3 299 7.9 327 843.72 3.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:45 11.9 48.9 1.5 2.2 327 4.9 336 843.68 6.5 0.00
2022-05-22 18:40 12.0 48.2 1.4 1.7 319 1.9 327 843.61 9.4 0.00
2022-05-22 18:35 12.0 47.9 1.3 2.1 317 2.4 305 843.63 10.5 0.00
2022-05-22 18:30 12.1 47.5 1.3 2.3 306 2.5 304 843.67 10.1 0.00
2022-05-22 18:25 12.4 46.0 1.1 1.8 299 2.3 313 843.53 13.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:20 12.6 45.1 1.0 1.3 299 1.8 295 843.42 21.8 0.00
2022-05-22 18:15 12.8 45.1 1.2 1.5 306 1.8 311 843.29 33.6 0.00
2022-05-22 18:10 12.9 45.1 1.3 2.0 307 2.6 308 843.29 46.9 0.00
2022-05-22 18:05 13.1 42.6 0.7 2.4 308 2.7 292 843.33 51.1 0.00
2022-05-22 18:00 13.1 42.4 0.6 2.5 292 2.9 287 843.38 63.7 0.00
2022-05-22 17:55 13.3 41.1 0.4 2.2 279 2.7 285 843.32 59.2 0.00
2022-05-22 17:50 13.9 39.4 0.3 1.2 294 2.1 294 843.26 59.5 0.00
2022-05-22 17:45 14.5 34.9 -0.8 0.9 276 1.4 282 843.20 74.7 0.00
2022-05-22 17:40 14.8 35.3 -0.4 0.1 242 0.5 263 843.15 136.6 0.00
2022-05-22 17:35 14.6 34.0 -1.1 0.1 56 0.5 132 843.13 143.3 0.00
2022-05-22 17:30 14.9 34.6 -0.6 0.5 92 1.6 59 843.12 156.8 0.00
2022-05-22 17:25 14.6 33.7 -1.2 1.1 219 2.0 208 843.15 231.8 0.00
2022-05-22 17:20 14.5 36.5 -0.3 1.8 216 2.6 207 843.18 168.3 0.00
2022-05-22 17:15 14.9 33.8 -0.9 1.6 182 3.1 187 843.19 293.4 0.00
2022-05-22 17:10 15.2 34.4 -0.4 1.6 216 2.6 109 843.24 294.5 0.00
2022-05-22 17:05 15.5 32.2 -1.0 0.8 101 1.9 111 843.23 315.3 0.00
2022-05-22 17:00 14.9 34.2 -0.7 0.8 228 1.5 225 843.23 356.3 0.00
2022-05-22 16:55 14.2 36.3 -0.5 1.1 241 2.5 142 843.22 275.1 0.00
2022-05-22 16:50 14.5 36.6 -0.1 1.3 166 2.8 158 843.23 237.4 0.00
2022-05-22 16:45 14.6 34.7 -0.8 1.8 148 3.2 156 843.24 322.3 0.00
CIRA

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Satellite Algorithm Development, Training and Education


Satellite information improves our ability to observe current environmental conditions (relevant, e.g., to increase warning lead times) and advance the representation of physics in numerical weather and climate prediction models. NOAA geostationary and polar orbiting satellites are an integral part of the international global space-based observing system, providing a ‘global spectral shell’ of information with varying spatial, spectral, and temporal characteristics.

 

Satellite Algorithm Development, Training, and Education is a core thematic area of research for CIRA, and we hold over 30 years of experience in developing, demonstrating, transitioning, and training operational users on satellite meteorological products. This expertise spans both national and international operational satellite systems and extends to operational risk-reduction and research-grade systems. We apply this expertise to the development of new satellite algorithms, anticipating future system capabilities, and training forecasters on the capabilities and limitations of satellite-derived information.

 

Meeting the mission-critical needs of NOAA in satellite research and development requires close working partnerships and full immersion within NOAA’s program planning, budget, and execution cycle. This level of involvement is best facilitated by regular, face-to-face interactions. The Cooperative Institute program accomplishes this interaction in a unique way – allowing Federal scientists to physically sit at academic institutions and vice versa.

 

For example, CIRA hosts the Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) of NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, who interact closely with CIRA scientists at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Our co-location with CSU’s Department of Atmospheric Science enables direct linkages to faculty and their students in the discipline areas of Satellite Meteorology, Radiative Transfer and Remote Sensing Theory, Thermodynamics and Cloud Physics, Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality, and Tropical Meteorology and Dynamics. In addition, the NOAA Weather and Climate Center in College Park, MD serves as host to a group of CIRA scientists who are fully entrained within the research activities of Satellite Oceans Sensors Branch as well as the Marine Ecosystems & Climate Branch as part of the NESDIS Environmental Applications Team (NEAT).

 

In both on-site and remote arrangements, Federal scientists serve as technical advisors to ensure that our research follows in lockstep with NOAA mission needs.