Satellite Feature Identification: Inferring Three Dimensions from Water Vapour Imagery

Satellite Feature Identification: Inferring Three Dimensions from Water Vapour Imagery

We think in three-dimensional space and a fourth dimension, time. Therefore, we should think about the atmosphere in similar terms. However, we are often stuck with two-dimensional maps. Water vapor imagery can help us break out of that flatland and move to more dimensions. This imagery holds so much under-utilized potential. We can actually see three-dimensional structures evolving in near-real-time. And if we have a good handle on the current three-dimensional structure, we can then use NWP to its fullest as a verification/interrogation instrument for our 3D mental model. Come see the atmosphere in 3D using water vapor imagery!