Assessment :: GOES-R CI: Support to Aviation Nowcasts
(2015, June – July)
NASA-SPoRT conducted a trial evaluation of the operational utility of the GOES-R Convective Initiation proxy product (GOES-R CI) at specific NWS weather forecast offices (WFOs) and Center Weather Service Units (CWSUs) during June and July of 2015. The GOES-R CI product can be used as a proxy to the future capabilities from GOES-R which will have improved spatial and temporal resolution that are anticipated to benefit the GOES-R CI performance. In this evaluation, the NWS WFOs and CWSUs evaluated the impact of the GOES-R CI proxy product to provide situational awareness for aviation support during the summer season of difficult-to-predict “pop-up” convection near airports and along flight paths. The report contains user examples and recommendations.
Full title: GOES-R CI Proxy for Aviation: Trial Period 2015
Product(s): GOES-R CI Proxy
Date: 2015, June – July
Region: U.S. west, south, and southeast
Need(s) Addressed:Situational awareness for aviation nowcasting/forecasting during the summer season of convection near airports and along flight paths.