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Community Educational Outreach

Community Educational Outreach20th CIMSS Student Workshop held in Madison

CIMSS held the 20th CIMSS Student Workshop on Atmospheric, Satellite, and Earth Sciences on the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) campus from 24 to 28 June 2012, for eight science-oriented high school students. Numerous CIMSS and UW staff presented a variety of talks, demonstrations, and activity sessions for the students on topics of meteorology and forecasting (including satellite applications), geology, earth remote sensing, and astronomy. Fields trips included visits to a major local television station, a major local private vendor and developer of meteorological products and displays, the Aldo Leopold Nature Center (promoting conservation and sustainability), the local NWS office (in Sullivan, WI), the UW Geology Museum, the UW Washburn Observatory, and a particularly geologically interesting state park (Devils Lake). McIDAS)-V was explained, demonstrated, and used (hands-on by the students) to analyze and discuss meteorological data (with emphasis on that available from NOAA and other satellites); student pairs presented mini-case studies after working closely on McIDAS-V, one-on-one, with UW/CIMSS scientists. For more details: see http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/studentworkshop/. Grandparents University at UW - Meteorology MajorUniversity of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison alumni and their grandchildren spent two days at the Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Sciences (AOSS) building attending "Grandparents University on 26-27 July 2012, a novel program developed at the UW-Madison that serves as a pipeline for students interested in science as well as a venue to showcase the university, and its research. And AOSS did not disappoint. Meteorology activities were led by Patrick Rowley, Jean Phillips, Gary S. Wade, Kaba Bah, Erik Olson, Lee Wellhouse, Joey Snarski, and Margaret Mooney. (Yes, it takes a village!) Support for this short but powerful experience was provided by AOS (UW Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences), AMRC (UW Antarctic Meteorological Research Center), NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, CIMSS, and SSEC. Even Ball Aerospace contributed this year by shipping models of the new Suomi NPP (National Polar-orbiting Partnership) Satellite for assembly!

ASPB supporting the NOAA Cross-Cutting Priority for Environmental Literacy, Outreach, and Education.GSW 2012-08-301. Page 1 of 2-1pgrs-CommOutreach-GOESsndngs-2012-08-30.pptx.

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Keeping our foot on the gas for GOES soundingsTPW (mm)MeanRMSE STDGFS (guess)-0.033.273.27Li algo-0.213.293.28GOES-R algo-0.123.063.06GOES-13 Sounder TPW comparisons with RAOB TPW over Eastern US (Feb 2011 Jan 2012)ASPB supporting the NOAA Mission Goal to serve society's needs for weather and water information, and the NOAA Cross-Cutting Priority for sound, reliable state-of-the-art research.TPW (mm)MeanRMSE STDGFS (guess)0.653.133.06Ma algo2.405.354.78Li algo1.723.543.09GOES-13 Sounder TPW comparisons with GPS TPW over Eastern US (01-29 Aug 2012)

Retrieval algorithm User 1) Ma algo ----------------------- OSPO (NWS)2) Li algo ----------------- OPDB (ProvGrnd)3) GOES-R algo --- CIMSS

Collaborating with OAR ESRL (Birkenheuer, Gutman, Holub)CIMSS development by J.Li, Z.Li, Y-K.LeeThe Li version easily betters the Ma version, but struggles to better the guess.The GOES-R version bests both guess and the Li version (by ~6-7%).GFS first-guessLi algo TPW

GOES-R algo TPWExamine current Li and Ma versions for GOES-13 at: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/realtime/eus/begin-eus.htmlGSW 2012-08-30Promoting improvements 1. Page 2 of 2-1pgrs-CommOutreach-GOESsndngs-2012-08-30.pptx.2Keeping our foot on the gas for GOES soundings

TPW (mm)MeanRMSE STDGFS (guess)0.371.981.95Li Algo0.471.901.85GOES-R Algo0.101.661.66Li algo TPWGOES-13 Sounder TPW comparisons with MWR TPW over ARM Cart Site (Apr 2010 Mar 2011)ASPB supporting the NOAA Mission Goal to serve society's needs for weather and water information, and the NOAA Cross-Cutting Priority for sound, reliable state-of-the-art research.TPW (mm)MeanRMSE STDGFS (guess)0.371.981.95Ma Algo0.471.901.85Li Algo0.101.661.66GOES-13 Sounder TPW comparisons with GPS TPW over Eastern US (01-29 Aug 2012)GFS first-guessGOES-R algo TPW

Retrieval algorithm User 1) Ma algo ----------------------- OSPO (NWS)2) Li algo ----------------- OPDB (ProvGrnd)3) GOES-R algo --- CIMSS Collaborating with OAR ESRL (Birkenheuer, Gutman, Holub)CIMSS development by J.Li, Z.Li, KungThe Li version easily betters the Ma version, but struggles to better the guess.The GOES-R version bests both guess and the Li version (though only slightly).

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