visst: Minnis Cloud Products Using Visst Algorithm

Satellite-based retrievals of cloud and radiation properties are available in this value-added product provided by Bill Smith’s group at NASA/Langley using the VISST (Visible Infrared Solar-Infrared Split Window Technique) algorithm. These datastreams are both pixel-level (4-km) retrievals and averages on a 0.3 or 0.5 degree latitude-longitude grid and replace earlier satellite-based retrievals on the Layered Bispectral Threshold Method (LBTM).


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Skinner P, D Wheatley, K Knopfmeier, A Reinhart, J Choate, T Jones, G Creager, D Dowell, C Alexander, T Ladwig, L Wicker, P Heinselman, P Minnis, and R Palikonda. 2018. "Object-Based Verification of a Prototype Warn-on-Forecast System." Weather and Forecasting, 33(5), 10.1175/WAF-D-18-0020.1.

Tian J, X Dong, B Xi, P Minnis, W Smith, S Sun-Mack, M Thieman, and J Wang. 2018. "Comparisons of Ice Water Path in Deep Convective Systems Among Ground-Based, GOES, and CERES-MODIS Retrievals." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(3), 10.1002/2017JD027498.


Scarino B, P Minnis, T Chee, K Bedka, C Yost, and R Palikonda. 2017. "Global clear-sky surface skin temperature from multiple satellites using a single-channel algorithm with angular anisotropy corrections." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 10(1), 10.5194/amt-10-351-2017.


Jones T, K Knopfmeier, D Wheatley, G Creager, P Minnis, and R Palikonda. 2016. "Storm-Scale Data Assimilation and Ensemble Forecasting with the NSSL Experimental Warn-on-Forecast System. Part II: Combined Radar and Satellite Data Experiments." Weather and Forecasting, 31(1), 10.1175/WAF-D-15-0107.1.


Creamean JM, AP Ault, AB White, PJ Nieman, FM Ralph, P Minnis, and KA Prather. 2015. "Impact of interannual variations in sources of insoluble aerosol species on orographic precipitation over California's central Sierra Nevada." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15(11), 10.5194/acp-15-6535-2015.

Painemal D, P Minnis, and ML Nordeen. 2015. "Aerosol variability, synoptic-scale processes, and their link to the cloud microphysics over the northeast Pacific during MAGIC." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120(10), 10.1002/2015jd023175.

Jones TA, DJ Stensrud, L Wicker, P Minnis, and R Palikonda. 2015. "Simultaneous Radar and Satellite Data Storm-Scale Assimilation Using an Ensemble Kalman Filter Approach for 24 May 2011." Monthly Weather Review, 143(1), 10.1175/mwr-d-14-00180.1.

Painemal D, K Xu, A Cheng, P Minnis, and R Palikonda. 2015. "Mean Structure and Diurnal Cycle of Southeast Atlantic Boundary Layer Clouds: Insights from Satellite Observations and Multiscale Modeling Framework Simulations." Journal of Climate, 28(1), 10.1175/jcli-d-14-00368.1.


Painemal D, P Minnis, and L O'Neill. 2013. "The diurnal cycle of cloud-top height and cloud cover over the Southeastern Pacific as observed by GOES-10." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 70, 10.1175/jas-d-12-0325.1.

Jones TA, DJ Stensrud, P Minnis, and R Palikonda. 2013. "Evaluation of a Forward Operator to Assimilate Cloud Water Path into WRF-DART." Monthly Weather Review, 141(7), 10.1175/mwr-d-12-00238.1.

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