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Weather Analysis and Forecasting : Applying Satellite Water Vapor Imagery and Potential Vorticity Analysis - Christo Georgiev

Weather Analysis and Forecasting

Applying Satellite Water Vapor Imagery and Potential Vorticity Analysis


Published: 5th July 2005
Format: PDF
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In this practical guide, Santurette and Georgiev show how to interpret water vapor patterns in terms of dynamical processes in the atmosphere and their relation to diagnostics available from weather prediction models. In particular, they concentrate on the close relationship between satellite imagery and the potential vorticity fields in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. These applications are illustrated with color images based on real meteorological situations. The book's step-by-step pedagogy makes this an essential training manual for forecasters in meteorological services worldwide, and a valuable text for graduate students in atmospheric physics and satellite meteorology.

* Shows how to analyze current satellite images for assessing weather models' behavior and improving forecasts
* Provides step-by-step pedagogy for understanding and interpreting meteorological processes
* Includes full-color throughout to highlight "real-world" models, patterns, and examples

PART I: Fundamentals
1. A dynamical view of synoptic development
2. The interpretation problem of satellite water vapor imagery

PART II: Practical use of water vapor imagery and dynamical fields
3. Significant water vapor imagery features associated with synoptic dynamical structures
4.Use of water vapor imagery for assessing NWP model behavior and improving forecasts

A. Radiative transfer theory and some radiation effects for the WV channels of Meteosat, GOES, and MSG
B. Synthetic (pseudo) water vapor images
C. PV modification technique and PV inversion to correct the initial state of the numerical model
D. Glossary of acronyms

ISBN: 9780080455266
ISBN-10: 0080455263
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 5th July 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Science