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LEO Science Seminar: Satellite Products in use at the NOAA NWS Weather Prediction Center/Ocean Prediction Center


Christopher L. Smith, GOES-R Satellite Liaison, NOAA Weather and Ocean Prediction Centers, CISESS: Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies


Satellite imagery and derived products are essential for creating public-facing forecasts made by the National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Prediction Center (WPC) and Ocean Prediction Center (OPC). The Satellite Liaison’s role is to understand forecasters’ needs while making new satellite products available and helping forecasters understand their applications. With high spatial resolution and sounding capabilities, LEO satellites offer a wide range of applications from forecasting convective initiation to observing sea spray over ocean waters. LEO satellite information being used in operations, as well as areas for opportunity will be discussed.

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PIN: ‪626 920 460#‬‬