Category Archives: Hydrology/Flooding

Assessment :: SPoRT LIS: Soil Moisture

(2014, August – October) Description:  The SPoRT-LIS was assessed by the NWS forecast offices at Huntsville, Houston, and Raleigh to determine its utility for drought monitoring and assessing areal flooding potential. The final report summarizes the use of the SPoRT-LIS soil moisture output fields during the August to October 2014 assessment period, highlighting how the product was applied during weekly contributions

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NASA Land Information System (LIS): A Primer

This module serves as a primer on the NASA Land Information System (LIS) software framework, SPoRT’s real-time configuration of the Noah land surface model within LIS, and how one can view LIS output for situational awareness applications. Input static fields and atmospheric forcing datasets are described, including the use of real-time MODIS Green Vegetation Fraction in place of a climatological

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NASA Land Information System (LIS): Applications Training

This module provides operational examples and potential benefits of the use of the Land Information System (LIS). Specifically, the module covers applications of several LIS soil moisture variables for enhancing assessments of drought and flood risk. The module is approximately 30 minutes and contains an embedded quiz to test knowledge learned. The LIS Applications module requires completing the LIS Primer

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CIRA Blended TPW and Anomaly Products

This 30 minute module presents the CIRA Blended TPW and associated TPW Anomaly products. SPoRT provides the experimental version of these products to its WFO partners at the request of CIRA to evaluate their application to forecasts of precipitation and flooding potential, to tracking tropical waves, for comparing with model initialization, and to monitoring low level moisture flow. Experts from

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