Satellite-based Nowcasting and Aviation Program

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Satellite Nowcasting Aviation APplication (SNAAP) Project Communication

March 29th, 2007 by admin

This “blog” site is intended to promote communication/interaction between various research projects within the SNAAP domain. Research requiring post/page support can be found under the information header to the right, while research projects with static web pages can be found under “Project Links” to the left.



The UW-CIMSS SNAAP team develops satellite-based nowcasting tools for improving aviation weather forecasting. Current areas of research focus on aviation hazards such as convection, turbulence, and volcanic ash. SNAAP is primarily supported by NASA and NOAA with direct contact to the end user community and decision support agencies such as FAA Product Development Teams, Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers (VAACs), NOAA/NESDIS, and EUMETSAT. The SNAAP also participates heavily in aviation weather sensor validation experiments (like the WVSS-II and TAMDAR water vapor sensors for example) and is conducting research on satellite-based nowcasting of high impact weather events (i.e. convective initiation) within the 0-1 hour nowcast time domain. For more information about our team and research, please contact us.