Tag: Satellites

Apr 19, 2013

Quantitative Precipitation Estimates for the SE US

The precipitation climatology of the Southeastern United States spans a very broad spectrum of precipitation regimes. A warm season that is characterized by isolated thunderstorms,…

Apr 19, 2013

Evaluation and Characterization of Satellite Products

With the substantial change in the Arctic sea ice and associated impacts of the change in weather and climate system, ecosystems, and coastal communities, it…

Apr 16, 2013

Calibration and Validation of Geostationary Satellite Visible Imagery

Meteorological satellites operating in geostationary orbits around the Earth (Fig. 1) provide us with observations of the Earth’s surface and clouds since the early 1970’s.…

Feb 10, 2013

Developing Applications for the Energy Sector

Satellite proxies for tropical rainfall (shaded) can identify changes in the global circulation (contours). These patterns help the energy sector anticipate changes in demand over…

Feb 10, 2013

Geostationary Surface Albedo

Surface albedo is the fraction of incoming solar radiation reflected by the land surface, and therefore is a sensitive indicator of environmental changes. Its value…