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Satellite Feature Identification: Atmospheric Rivers

Satellite Feature Identification: Atmospheric Rivers
The Satellite Feature Identification: Atmospheric Rivers lesson presents the global moisture transport phenomenon known as the Atmospheric River (AR). ARs are responsible for transporting the majority of maritime moisture from low to middle latitudes. Advanced satellite products, including Integrated Water Vapor and Total Precipitable Water, provide excellent observations of AR development and evolution. This lesson demonstrates the usefulness of these products in forecasting the impacts of ARs, especially when they are combined with numerical weather prediction products. Several AR case studies highlight the importance of using satellite information regarding ARs and allow the user to practice forecasting their impacts. This lesson is part of the series: "Dynamic Feature Identification: The Satellite Palette".