Polar Satellite Products for the Operational Forecaster: Microwave Analysis of Tropical Cyclones

Polar Satellite Products for the Operational Forecaster: Microwave Analysis of Tropical Cyclones

Explain how single channel and multispectral microwave imagery can be used to locate centers of circulation and other features within tropical cyclones

  • Explain how parallax error affects imagery from different microwave channels
  • Identify satellites that carry microwave imagers and sounders
  • Contrast active and passive microwave remote sensing strategies
  • Contrast conical and cross-track scanning strategies
  • Explain how clouds, precipitation, and the ocean surface interact with microwave energy at different frequencies
  • Associate storm characteristics with features observed in microwave imagery