São Paulo 2007

Materials Day by Day

Day 1

Overview of Workshop (Allen Huang)

Review of Remote Sensing Fundamentals I (Tim Schmit & Allen Huang)

  • Visible: RGB, Radiance and Reflectance
  • Near Infrared: Absorption
  • Infrared: Radiance and Brightness Temperature

Multispectral Imager and Sounder Measurement Information Content (Kathy Strabala)

  • MODIS Measurement Principals and Cloud Masking (PPT) (PDF)
  • True Color (PPT) (PDF)


Part 1: Using HDFLook (PDF) (MS Word)

True Color Data

Part 2: Introduction to HYDRA (PDF) (MS Word)

Cloud Detection Data

Day 2


Review of Remote Sensing Fundamentals II (Tim Schmit & Allen Huang)

  • Visible and Near Infrared: Land/Ocean
  • Planck Function
  • Infrared: Thermal Sensitivity

MODIS Atmosphere, Land & Marine Products (PPT) (PDF) (Kathy Strabala)

  • Cloud Phase
  • Atmospheric Profiles
  • Fire Detection
  • Vegetation Index
  • Sea Surface Temperature

Ordering of MODIS Products (MS Word ) (PDF) (Kathy Strabala)

Direct Broadcast (DB) CIMSS Regional Assimilation System (CRAS) (Allen Huang)

  • Assimilation of MODIS Products in CRAS


Investigating Cloud Phase, Vegetation Index, Ocean Color and Sea Surface Temperature (PDF) (MS Word)


Day 3


Review of Remote Sensing Fundamentals III (Allen Huang & Tim Schmit)

Overview of the NOAA Geo Program (Gary Wade)

SSEC Remote Sensing Expertise (Allen Huang)

  • SSEC Instrumentation, Field Experiment, Validation and Analytical Sciences

Introduction to GOES-10 (Tim Schmit & Gary Wade)


GOES-10 Weighting Function Lab

GOES Sounder Lab

Day 4


Review of Remote Sensing Fundamentals IV (Allen Huang & Tim Schmit)

Review of GOES-10 Sounder I (Tim Schmit)

  • Instrument Overview

Review of GOES-10 Sounder II (Gary Wade)

  • Products/Applications/Case Study(s)


GOES-10 Soundings


Day 5


CPTEC Lecture I

  • Land Surface Temperature (NOAA, MSG) (Dr. Leonardo Peres)
  • Fire (Dr. Alberto Setzer)
  • Sea Surface Temperature (NOAA, MSG) (Dr. Milton Kampel)
  • Nowcasting/Precipitation (Dr. Luiz Machado)

CPTEC Lecture II

  • GOES-10/sounding (Dr. Rodrigo Souza)
  • Cloud Classification (Dr. Juan Ceballos)

Future Systems/Capabilities/Opportunities/Plans (Tim Schmit & Allen Huang)

Workshop Review and Conclusion (Hosts & Lecturers)


GOES/MODIS Fire Detection (PDF) (MS Word)