The Hazardous Weather Testbed 2017 GOES-R/JPSS Spring Experiment is underway in Norman, OK. The experiment will last for four total weeks (June 19, June 26, July 10, July 17) and include three National Weather Service forecasters and one broadcast meteorologist each week. Participants will have the opportunity to evaluate imagery and derived products from the GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager which recently became available to NWS forecasters in AWIPS. Additionally, HWT participants will be the first forecasters to evaluate the GLM lightning data in AWIPS. An updated ProbSevere Model will be demonstrated and include separate ProbWind, ProbTornado, and ProbHail probabilities. Finally, NUCAPS from JPSS will be demonstrated, including evaluation of the operational NUCAPS algorithm from Suomi-NPP, NUCAPS from MetOp A/B, and experimental NUCAPS product that is automatically modified in the low-levels.
Stay tuned to the Satellite Proving Ground blog for posts made by our participants and visiting scientists. Unfortunately, GLM data posts will not be available to the public due to the early testing stages of the data.
-Bill Line, NWS