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: Applying Satellite Water Vapor Imagery and Potential Vorticity Analysis, Second Edition, is a step-by-step essential training manual for forecasters in meteorological services worldwide, and a valuable text for graduate students in atmospheric physics and satellite meteorology. In this practical guide, P. Santurette, C.G. Georgiev, and K. Maynard show how to interpret water vapor patterns in terms of dynamical processes in the atmosphere and their relation to diagnostics available from numerical weather prediction models. In particular, they concentrate on the close relationship between satellite imagery and the potential vorticity fields in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. These applications are illustrated with color images based on real meteorological situations over mid-latitudes, subtropical and tropical areas.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 20.32mm | 750g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Approx. 340 illustrations (340 in full color); Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0128001941
  • 9780128001943
  • 1,761,773

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 thermodynamical fields 3. Significant water vapor imagery features associated with synoptic thermodynamic structures 4. Diagnosis of thermodynamic environment of deep convection 5. Use of water vapor imagery to assess NWP model behavior and to improve weather forecasts

Appendix A. Radiation measurements in water vapor absorption band Appendix B. PV modification technique and PV inversion to correct the initial state of the numerical model
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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 Meteo-France Marine and Oceanographic department after being head of the Meteo-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 Meteo-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 Meteo-France school, including those held in English for foreign weather services. Karine Maynard works in the Forecast Laboratory inside the forecasting department of Meteo-France for eleven years. She received a PhD degree in atmospheric dynamics in 1997 from the Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris. She was then a Postdoctoral Research Fellows and works on impact on land-use changes on the African Climate and on impact of land-surface processes on the inter-annual variability of tropical climate. In September 2004, she joined the Forecast Laboratory of Meteo-France where she works in collaboration with operational forecasters to improve their methods and tools.
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