[main page] [DRI NASA Workshop, Tools for Case Studies, Precipitation Remote Sensing, Fire products, Other University Courses]
|Components||Details (All original information from the workshop, reformatted and reordered here)|
|Introduction and Aerosol Retrieval Exercises with Increasing Resolution||
Example MODIS raw imagery: Reno and surrounding area. Exercise: find the MODIS true color image for your birthday in 2012; left half of room MODIS from the Terra satellite, right half from the MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite. Notice and record the time of the image by looking at the 'metadata' file. We will informally discuss these in class.
Aerosol Terms Reference Sheet
Paper on the MODIS Aerosol Retrieval Algorithm (read).
GIOVANNI Beginning Exploration Exercise
GIOVANNI Burning Man Evaluation Exercise
HDF Exercise 1
MODIS aerosol products are evaluated using ground based remote sensing (AERONET).
|TOOLS FOR CASE STUDIES|
|URL||Weather Graphics Archive from San Jose State.
|URL||Backtrajectories, forward trajectories, and plume dispersion from NOAA HYSPLIT MODEL. (Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory Model).|
|URL||NOAA's Smoke Verification Program; Excellent tools for looking back at smoke plumes, based on meteorological plume dispersion model results. Here is a brief movie explaining how to use it.|
|URL||Weather Reanalysis Data from the National Center for Environmental Prediction .|
|SATELLITE AND SUNPHOTOMETER REMOTE SENSING|
|URL||Aeronet synergy tool, sunphotometer aerosol optical depth and aerosol microphysics, and corresponding MODIS satellite aerosol optical depth retrievals. Weather graphics as well.|
|URL||GIOVANNI: A simple way to visualize, analyze, and access Earth science remote sensing data. Giovanni = Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center Interactive Online Visualization ANd aNalysis Infrastructure. Description.|
|URL||LAADSWEB: MODIS Level 1 and 2 data (highest resolution, rawest data available), geolocation, cloud mask, and atmosphere products. MATLAB tools for hdf files.|
|URL||MIRADOR: Mirador is a simplified interface for searching, browsing, and ordering Earth science data at NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). Mirador is designed to be fast and easy to learn.|
|URL||Panoply: EXCELLENT program for viewing and imaging HDF file contents, of the type obtained from LAADSWEB. Example AQUA/MODIS file; TERRA/MODIS file.|
|URL||HDFVIEW: is a visual software package tool for browsing and editing HDF4 and HDF5 files, of the type obtained from LAADSWEB.|
|URL||FIRMS: Fire Information for Resource Managers from the University of Maryland.|
|URL||MODIS IMAGERY FAS subsets showing raw satellite images much of the world in large logical blocks.|
|URL||MODIS IMAGERY AERONET subsets showing raw satellite images for AERONET sites.|
|URL||LIDAR FROM SPACE Calipso satellite, CALIOP instrument (Cloud Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization), showing the vertical distribution of clouds and aerosol. Description. STANDARD PRODUCTS WITH INTERPRETATION. USE THIS ONE MOST OFTEN.|
|URL||LIDAR FROM SPACE Calipso satellite, CALIOP instrument
(Cloud Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization) showing the vertical distribution of clouds and aerosol. Description. EXPEDITED QUICK LOOK.
|URL||LAND SURFACE IMAGERY over time from the USGS website.|
|URL||MODIS OCEAN PRODUCTS, like sea surface temperature.|
|Precipitation Remote Sensing|
|LEARN ABOUT IT|
|URL||Clouds, Precipitation, and Water Vapor Learning Module from the COMET program.|
|URL||Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission and videos by NASA.|
|Abba Fire Products for North and South America (GOES)|
|NASA FIRMS Web Fire Mapper|
|Forest Service Fire System|
|Course Location||Course Description|
|University of Wisconsin Madison||Excellence in atmospheric remote sensing.|
|University of Wisconsin Green Bay||Introductory course in remote sensing.|