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Temp
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RH
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°F
Wind
mph
Dir
°
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mph
Dir
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Solar
W/m^2
Prec
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2022-10-03 07:40 53.0 77.1 46.1 4.6 6 6.2 352 25.013 84.3 0.00
2022-10-03 07:35 52.9 76.1 45.6 4.4 353 6.3 344 25.011 155.3 0.00
2022-10-03 07:30 52.3 80.0 46.3 3.3 344 4.6 341 25.010 198.0 0.00
2022-10-03 07:25 51.6 82.2 46.3 2.4 344 3.2 339 25.009 214.5 0.00
2022-10-03 07:20 50.8 85.0 46.4 2.4 20 3.5 7 25.008 210.9 0.00
2022-10-03 07:15 50.4 85.8 46.3 3.3 0 4.3 324 25.008 105.0 0.00
2022-10-03 07:10 50.3 85.9 46.2 4.6 321 5.0 322 25.007 73.2 0.00
2022-10-03 07:05 49.9 85.4 45.7 4.8 320 5.3 307 25.007 61.8 0.00
2022-10-03 07:00 49.1 88.2 45.7 4.1 304 5.1 304 25.007 77.9 0.00
2022-10-03 06:55 48.4 88.3 45.1 2.7 306 3.8 306 25.005 44.8 0.00
2022-10-03 06:50 48.0 89.0 44.9 1.8 320 2.4 308 25.003 43.1 0.00
2022-10-03 06:45 47.7 89.1 44.7 2.8 305 3.2 284 25.001 36.0 0.00
2022-10-03 06:40 47.4 88.7 44.3 3.3 290 3.6 278 24.999 30.5 0.00
2022-10-03 06:35 47.2 88.3 44.0 4.1 279 4.9 278 24.998 24.3 0.00
2022-10-03 06:30 47.2 87.9 43.8 2.6 259 2.9 248 24.996 15.5 0.00
2022-10-03 06:25 47.1 87.7 43.7 2.2 251 3.3 262 24.996 10.4 0.00
2022-10-03 06:20 47.5 87.6 44.0 2.2 262 3.3 259 24.996 7.0 0.00
2022-10-03 06:15 47.8 87.4 44.2 1.4 268 1.8 278 24.995 4.8 0.00
2022-10-03 06:10 47.9 87.0 44.3 1.1 284 1.4 280 24.995 3.2 0.00
2022-10-03 06:05 48.1 86.7 44.3 1.1 256 1.8 260 24.995 2.6 0.00
2022-10-03 06:00 48.0 87.8 44.5 1.1 296 1.3 296 24.995 1.6 0.00
2022-10-03 05:55 47.8 88.1 44.5 1.6 334 1.9 16 24.993 0.8 0.00
2022-10-03 05:50 47.8 88.3 44.5 0.8 17 1.6 326 24.992 0.4 0.00
2022-10-03 05:45 47.9 88.1 44.5 2.5 326 3.1 324 24.990 0.2 0.00
2022-10-03 05:40 48.1 87.8 44.6 2.6 321 2.9 322 24.989 0.0 0.00
2022-10-03 05:35 48.2 87.3 44.6 3.4 351 3.8 335 24.988 0.0 0.00
2022-10-03 05:30 48.1 87.5 44.5 4.5 331 5.7 323 24.988 0.0 0.00
2022-10-03 05:25 47.9 88.0 44.5 5.2 324 6.0 315 24.988 0.0 0.00
2022-10-03 05:20 47.8 88.4 44.5 3.7 317 4.1 325 24.985 0.0 0.00
2022-10-03 05:15 47.7 89.0 44.6 4.4 321 5.0 307 24.985 0.0 0.00
Date Time
MST
Temp
°C
RH
%
DewPt
°C
Wind
m/s
Dir
°
Gust
m/s
Dir
°
Press
hPa
Solar
W/m^2
Prec
mm
2022-10-03 07:40 11.7 77.1 7.8 2.1 6 2.8 352 847.03 84.3 0.00
2022-10-03 07:35 11.6 76.1 7.6 2.0 353 2.8 344 846.97 155.3 0.00
2022-10-03 07:30 11.3 80.0 8.0 1.5 344 2.1 341 846.93 198.0 0.00
2022-10-03 07:25 10.9 82.2 8.0 1.1 344 1.4 339 846.91 214.5 0.00
2022-10-03 07:20 10.4 85.0 8.0 1.1 20 1.5 7 846.87 210.9 0.00
2022-10-03 07:15 10.2 85.8 7.9 1.5 0 1.9 324 846.88 105.0 0.00
2022-10-03 07:10 10.2 85.9 7.9 2.1 321 2.3 322 846.82 73.2 0.00
2022-10-03 07:05 9.9 85.4 7.6 2.2 320 2.4 307 846.84 61.8 0.00
2022-10-03 07:00 9.5 88.2 7.6 1.8 304 2.3 304 846.84 77.9 0.00
2022-10-03 06:55 9.1 88.3 7.3 1.2 306 1.7 306 846.75 44.8 0.00
2022-10-03 06:50 8.9 89.0 7.2 0.8 320 1.1 308 846.70 43.1 0.00
2022-10-03 06:45 8.7 89.1 7.0 1.2 305 1.4 284 846.63 36.0 0.00
2022-10-03 06:40 8.6 88.7 6.8 1.5 290 1.6 278 846.55 30.5 0.00
2022-10-03 06:35 8.5 88.3 6.6 1.8 279 2.2 278 846.52 24.3 0.00
2022-10-03 06:30 8.4 87.9 6.5 1.1 259 1.3 248 846.46 15.5 0.00
2022-10-03 06:25 8.4 87.7 6.5 1.0 251 1.5 262 846.48 10.4 0.00
2022-10-03 06:20 8.6 87.6 6.6 1.0 262 1.5 259 846.46 7.0 0.00
2022-10-03 06:15 8.8 87.4 6.8 0.6 268 0.8 278 846.44 4.8 0.00
2022-10-03 06:10 8.8 87.0 6.8 0.5 284 0.6 280 846.44 3.2 0.00
2022-10-03 06:05 8.9 86.7 6.8 0.5 256 0.8 260 846.43 2.6 0.00
2022-10-03 06:00 8.9 87.8 7.0 0.5 296 0.6 296 846.43 1.6 0.00
2022-10-03 05:55 8.8 88.1 6.9 0.7 334 0.9 16 846.34 0.8 0.00
2022-10-03 05:50 8.8 88.3 7.0 0.3 17 0.7 326 846.31 0.4 0.00
2022-10-03 05:45 8.8 88.1 7.0 1.1 326 1.4 324 846.25 0.2 0.00
2022-10-03 05:40 8.9 87.8 7.0 1.2 321 1.3 322 846.24 0.0 0.00
2022-10-03 05:35 9.0 87.3 7.0 1.5 351 1.7 335 846.20 0.0 0.00
2022-10-03 05:30 8.9 87.5 7.0 2.0 331 2.6 323 846.20 0.0 0.00
2022-10-03 05:25 8.8 88.0 7.0 2.3 324 2.7 315 846.18 0.0 0.00
2022-10-03 05:20 8.8 88.4 7.0 1.6 317 1.8 325 846.08 0.0 0.00
2022-10-03 05:15 8.7 89.0 7.0 1.9 321 2.2 307 846.08 0.0 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.