Weather Analysis and Forecasting

Weather Analysis and Forecasting : Applying Satellite Water Vapor Imagery and Potential Vorticity Analysis

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Weather Analysis and Forecasting is a practical guide to using potential vorticity fields and water vapor imagery from satellites to elucidate complex weather patterns and train meteorologists to improve operational forecasting. In particular, it details the use of the close relationship between satellite imagery and the potential vorticity fields in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. It shows how to interpret water vapor patterns in terms of dynamical processes in the atmosphere and their relation to diagnostics available from weather prediction models.

The book explores topics including: a dynamical view of synoptic development; the interpretation problem of satellite water vapor imagery; practical use of water vapor imagery and dynamical fields; significant water vapor imagery features associated with synoptic dynamical structures; and use of water vapor imagery for assessing NWP model behavior and improving forecasts. Applications are illustrated with color images based on real meteorological situations.

The book's step-by-step pedagogy makes this an essential training manual for forecasters in meteorological services worldwide, and a valuable text for graduate students in atmospheric physics and satellite meteorology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.9 x 12.7mm | 612.36g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 250 illustrations
  • 0126192626
  • 9780126192629
  • 1,763,247

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"...includes step-by-step pedagogy, which should be useful to {operational weather forecasters} in training, and numerous full-color illustrations based on real meteorological situations."
--Weatherwise
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About Christo Georgiev

Christo G. Georgiev has worked in the Forecasting Department of the National Meteorological Service (NMS) of Bulgaria since 1993 as a satellite meteorology researcher, Associate Professor since 2004 and as Professor since 2012. He is well acquainted with the meteorological satellites, weather analysis and forecasting matters, having worked for the NMS of Bulgaria in a position of Programme Manager of Forecasting Technology (2008-2011), Head of Operational Weather Forecasting (2011-2014) and Head of Remote Sensing since 1 December 2015. He has taught at various national and international training courses for using satellite data in weather forecasting. Patrick Santurette is the current Head of M t o-France Marine and Oceanographic department after being head of the M t o-France Forecast Laboratory where he has worked for 19 years, in collaboration with operational forecasters to improve their methods and tools. Previously he worked during 10 years as senior forecaster in the National Forecasting Centre of M t o-France. Dr. Santurette is in daily contact with operational forecasters, and he regularly organizes workshops dedicated to French operational forecasters. Dr. Santurette actively participates in forecast training in the framework of the M t o-France school, including those held in English for foreign weather services.
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Table of contents

PART I: Fundamentals
1. A dynamical view of synoptic development
2. The interpretation problem of satellite water vapor imagery

PART II: Practical use of water vapor imagery and dynamical fields
3. Significant water vapor imagery features associated with synoptic dynamical structures
4.Use of water vapor imagery for assessing NWP model behavior and improving forecasts

Appendices
A. Radiative transfer theory and some radiation effects for the WV channels of Meteosat, GOES, and MSG
B. Synthetic (pseudo) water vapor images
C. PV modification technique and PV inversion to correct the initial state of the numerical model
D. Glossary of acronyms
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