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