Synoptic and Mesoscale Analysis of Satellite Images - 2014

65 Minutes

Ab Maas (former KNMI)

The Manual on Synoptic Satellite Meteorology

Published: 20 January 2015

Getting a good, actual weather picture within short time is essential for a forecaster who has to react quickly and adequately on weather changing’s.

The huge amount of weather data which are available makes it almost impossible for a human being to handle. Thinking in conceptual models is the only way to deal with this problem

Meteorological satellites opened a whole new field in the conceptual model thinking in operational meteorology. Now there was an opportunity to recognize weather systems by detecting cloud patterns and verify this first guesses with observations and numerical parameters.

Within a ten years European project fifty different conceptual models are described in a manual: Sat Manu. Last year a new project has started to describe also conceptual models which are typical for the southern hemisphere. Already eight of these CM’s are described yet.

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Satellite Manual, conceptual models, synoptic, satellite image interpretation