VAWS: Satellite Hydrological Products and their Utility in the Alaska Region
Speaking: Ralph Ferraro, NOAA
Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events
When: 17 July 2019
Where: Online: 11:00am AKDT, 3:00pm EDT
Passive microwave sensors on low earth orbiting satellites have the ability to monitor several parameters associated with the Earth's hydrological cycle - falling precipitation, snow and ice parameters, soil moisture, etc. These observations are particularly useful for high latitude locations where geostationary satellites have limited coverage. In this presentation, a review of the methodology used to retrieve this information will be given, then followed by several practical applications for weather forecasting and climate monitoring.
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