The SPoRT Partners Virtual Workshop Starts Tomorrow, September 12th…

Hi all, the SPoRT Partners Virtual Workshop will be held on the afternoons of September 12th and 13th.  Here is the workshop agenda for the next couple of days…

Wednesday, September 12th (Noon – 4:00 PM – Central)

12:00 – 12:25

•Welcome, introduction, logistics, etc.

Convection, Severe Weather, and Total Lightning

12:25 – 12:50

An overview of summer convection across central Alabama – WFO Birmingham – Kevin B. Laws

12:50 – 1:15

Evaluation of the Convective Initiation (CI) GOES-R Algorithm in South Florida in July of 2012 – WFO Miami – Jeral Estupiñán

1:15 – 1:40

Using NASA SPoRT data sets to improve warning decision making during the peninsular Florida warm/wet season – WFO Melbourne – Jonathan C. Guseman, Matthew R. Volkmer, Peter F. Blottman, and David W. Sharp

Collaborations with OPC

1:40 – 2:05

Presentation by Michael Folmer

2:05 – 2:30


Operational Uses of Total Lightning

2:30 – 2:55

An investigation of North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array data and usage in the real-time operational warning environment during the March 2, 2012 severe weather outbreak in northern Alabama – WFO Huntsville / NASA SPoRT – Kristopher D. White, Geoffrey T. Stano, and Brian Carcione

2:55 – 3:20

Use of total lightning data at Chattanooga, Tennessee (Hamilton County) for public safety and decision making – WFO Morristown / NASA SPoRT – David Hotz, Anthony Cavallucci, and Geoffrey T. Stano

NASA SPoRT’s AWIPS II Activities

3:15 – 3:40

Demonstration of SPoRT / WFO Huntsville AWIPS II activities – NASA SPoRT / WFO Huntsville – Jason Burks, Kevin McGrath, and Matt Smith

3:45 – 4:00

Closing remarks, additional questions

Thursday, September 13th (Noon – 4:00 PM Central)

12:00 – 12:05

Brief introduction

Operational Uses of Unique Satellite Imagery

12:05 – 12:30

The integration of unique satellite observations into operational forecasting and their impact on short-term prediction and decision support – WFO Albuquerque – Brian Guyer and Deirdre Kann

12:30 – 12:55

Quantifying Saharan dust events in Miami, Florida during the summer of 2012 – WFO Miami – Jeral Estupiñán, Roberto Arias, and Dan Gregoria

12:55 – 1:20

Demonstration of RGB Composite Imagery at NWS forecast offices in preparation for GOES-R – WFO Huntsville / NASA SPoRT – Kristopher D. White and Kevin Fuell

1:20 – 1:45

Updates to NASA SPoRT’s hybrid imagery as well as transitioning VIIRS imagery from Soumi NPP – NASA SPoRT – Matt Smith

1:45 – 2:00



Initialization Datasets and Modeling Collaborations

2:00 – 2:25

Recent upgrades to NASA SPoRT initialization datasets for the Environmental Modeling System – NASA SPoRT – Jonathan L. Case

2:25 – 2:50

The utility of the real-time NASA Land Information System data for drought monitoring applications – WFO Huntsville / NASA SPoRT – Kristopher D. White and Jonathan L. Case

2:50 – 3:15

Preliminary results of a U.S. Deep South warm season deep convective initiation modeling experiment using NASA SPoRT initialization datasets for the operational National Weather Service local model runs – WFOs Houston and Mobile / NASA SPoRT – Jeffrey M. Medlin, Lance Wood, Brad Zavodsky, Jonathan L. Case, and Andrew Molthan

Workshop Wrap-Up

3:15 – 4:00

We are really looking forward to the workshop and hope to “see” you there!

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