Accession Number : ADA294421

Title :   Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology (21st) Held in Miami, Florida on April 24 - 28, 1995.

Corporate Author : AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hawkins, Jeffrey D. ; Richardson, Kim ; Sanndlin, Glenn ; Poe, Gene ; Velden, Chris

PDF Url : ADA294421

Report Date : 28 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A satellite multi-sensor approach is being evaluated to extract improved estimates of tropical cyclone intensity and storm structure. Forecast centers have operationally relied on intensity estimates derived from the Dvorak method (Dvorak, 1984) applied to visible and infrared imagery. This methodology has several shortcomings inherent with this type of imagery, such as when multiple cloud decks obscure the features required for accurate classification. Problems also arise when dealing with storms that. rapidly change intensity, storms spun off of monsoon depressions, and midget typhoons.

Descriptors :   *SATELLITE METEOROLOGY, CLOUDS, SYMPOSIA, INTENSITY, ACCURACY, OPTICAL IMAGES, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, WEATHER FORECASTING, ESTIMATES, INFRARED IMAGES, VISIBILITY, CLASSIFICATION, TROPICAL REGIONS, MULTISENSORS, MONSOONS, HURRICANES, TROPICAL CYCLONES, TYPHOONS.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE