NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory
PACJET 2001: PACIFIC LANDFALLING JETS EXPERIMENT
U.S West Coast Phase I: January - February 2001
Phase II: January - February 2002
Satellite Products: ETL Satellite Climate Research Group
Water Vapor and Winds ETL Satellite Climate Research Group
A number of satellite products and images will be produced at ETL during PACJET both for large-scale monitoring and algorithm calibration/validation efforts. Data from numerous operational satellites are currently archived by ETL and will be used to support the PACJET field program. Some examples of satellite products planned for PACJET include individual overpass and daily composite satellite derived estimates of precipitation, cloud liquid water, total precipitable water, and ocean surface wind speed from SSM/I passive microwave observations. Other satellite products will include daily surface wind vectors from the Quikscat scatterometer and sea surface temperature estimates from GOES and AVHRR data. An example image of SSM/I derived total precipitable water with surface wind vectors from QuikScat is shown here. In addition, mid and upper tropospheric water vapor imagery from the microwave SSM/T2 and AMSU-B moisture sounders will be available.

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