Science and Technology Seminar


The GOES-R Proving Ground 2009 Spring Experiment at NOAA's Hazardous Weather Testbed



Chris Siewert


Univ. of Oklahoma - CIMMS


The GOES-R Proving Ground's 2009 Spring Experiment at NOAA's Hazardous Weather Testbed in the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK provided a unique opportunity to interact with and study new products available on the next generation GOES-R satellite in an operational framework, with an overall goal to provide forecasters with the knowledge and experience needed to effectively use the products in day to day operations once they are available.  Products focusing on detecting and forecasting convective initiation, total lightning and severe hail were studied this year in a broad range of forecasting strategies, from short term convective outlooks to real-time nowcasting exercises.  The GOES-R Proving Ground's activities at the SPC, preliminary findings from this year's events, forecaster interactions and goals for the GOES-R Proving Ground's direction in years to come will be discussed.





July 01, 2009

2:00 - 3:00 p.m., E.T.

SSMC#2, Room 2358





















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