Weather Data, Forecasts, and Satellite Imagery from the University of Hawaii Meteorology Department
Entry ID: UH_SOEST_METO

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Summary
Abstract: The University of Hawaii School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology
Department of Meteorology (UH/SOEST/METO)

The UH/SOEST/METO Server provides weather data and forecasts,
satellite imagery, and other environmental data. The home page is
divided into 6 sections; Hawaiian Weather, Mainland Weather, Tropical
Weather, Severe Weather, Weather Archives, and Forecast Data. The
University of Hawaii Department of Meteorology maintains all current
weather data for research and education through the Weather
Observatory located in the Hawaii Institute for Geophysics
building. Weather maps provided for remote access via WWW
clients are regularly updated to allow interested users to actively
participate in the observation of interesting weather phenomenon.

The Hawaiian Weather section contains regional observations, satellite
imagery, forecasts, severe weather, and weather emergency reports. The
most recent observation from the National Weather Service (NWS) office
at Honolulu International airport is available. The hourly regional
weather map shows surface weather observations from island stations,
buoys and available ships. The latest local infrared and visible
satellite images are displayed along with the Hawaii IR Satellite MPEG
Movie. The regional forecasts cover the entire Hawaiian Islands, the
Honolulu vicinity, Hawaii-Hilo vicinity, Maui-Wailuku/Kahalui,
Kauai-Lihue, as well as the surf forecasts for local beaches. Specific
Honolulu data include temperature and precipitation summaries for the
day, month and year; Honolulu model output statistics from NGM, and
the Honolulu 24-hour meteogram. Interactive Weather Reports for
reporting stations in the Hawaiian Islands are also available. Other
forecasts and analysis include the wave height forecast, surface
analysis, precipitation forecast, Pacific upper air analysis, upper
air data, severe weather, tropical weather, tsunami messages, recent
earthquake reports, and historical events

The Mainland Weather section contains national satellite imagery,
hourly observations, radar, and forecasts. The imagery includes the
latest GMS-4, GOES-8, and GOES-10 visible and infrared pictures. The
National Weather Map Composite Weather Summary displays isobars and
surface frontal positions in relation to observed weather conditions
and precipitation detected by radar. Areas of significant cloud cover
are shown in relation to surface weather features. The ETA
precipitation forecast provides 12 hour cumulative precipitation
amounts. Other information provided include severe and tropical
weather, recent earthquake reports, selected cites forecasts, and the
National Weather Summary.

The Tropical Weather section contains Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian
Ocean outlooks along with El Nino, and hurricane's Andrew and Hugo
data. The Atlantic Information Tropical Storm Track provides
up-to-date storm track information during the Atlantic Hurricane
Season as reports are received. The Tropical Storm forecast provides
the most recent storm track forecast during the Atlantic Hurricane
Season as forecasts are received. Other Atlantic data include the
Current Tropical Atlantic Outlook and the Atlantic Tracking Map. The
Pacific data is composed of the Current Eastern Pacific Outlook,
Current Central Pacific Outlook, and the Current Western Pacific
Outlook. The Indian data shown is the Current Indian Ocean
Outlook. The satellite and radar images for hurricanes Andrew and Hugo
are also available.

The Severe Weather section displays recent Severe Weather Reports
updated at 6AM (Central) daily, catalog of daily reports for each
month of the past 12 months, Tornado Outbreaks Chart from T. Fujiuta
from 1965-1991, and satellite images of the Andover, KS Tornado
Outbreak (4/16/91).

The Weather Archives section gives data on some of the events in the
previous 2 paragraphs. In addition, the Storm of the Century (3/12/93)
satellite images and GMS Satellite images of the Rabaul Volcano are
included.

The Forecast Data section contains the MRF 500-mb forecast, NGM
500-mb/surface forecast, ECMWF global 500-mb heights forecast, ETA
forecast precipitation, and the AVN Pacific forecast for precipitation
and wave height, along with the surface analysis.

Upper-air data available includes Hilo and Lihue, HI sounding data,
and the U.S. 300, 500, 700 and 850 mb height analysis. Other features
include 2-D and 3-D representation of atmospheric pressure,
Interactive Weather Reports for reporting stations in the North
Carolina region, ACE-1 experiment information, America's Cup
information, UV Forecast Indices, Interesting Historical Events,
Profiler demonstration data for Vici, OK., and Other Weather servers
(Unidata, NC STATE, NOAA, NCDC, and the National Data Buoy Center).

Related URL
Link: GET DATA


Geographic Coverage
 N: 10.0 S: -50.0  E: 120.0  W: 20.0

Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
VERTICAL LOCATION > BOUNDARY LAYER
VERTICAL LOCATION > STRATOSPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >VISIBILITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >BAROMETRIC ALTITUDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY >LIGHTNING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >CYCLONES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >LIGHTNING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >TORNADOES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >TYPHOONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >BEACHES    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >SEA SURFACE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >STORM SURGE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >STORM SURGE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >TSUNAMIS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR >RADAR IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE PREDICTIONS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >BOUNDARY LAYER WINDS    [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >TELECONNECTIONS >EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO) >ENSO    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >SEVERE STORMS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TORNADOES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >CYCLONES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >HURRICANES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >TYPHOONS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]
BUOYS    [Information]
SHIPS    [Information]
GMS-4 >Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-4    [Information]
GOES-10 >Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 10    [Information]
GOES-8 >Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 8    [Information]


Instrument
RAIN GAUGES    [Information]
RADAR >Radio Detection and Ranging    [Information]
RADIOSONDES    [Information]
RAWINSONDES    [Information]


Keywords
ANDREW
DAILY DATA
DEW POINT
GRID DATA
HAWAII
HOURLY DATA
HUGO
IMAGERY
MODEL OUTPUT
SEVERE WEATHER
SKY COVER
SOEST
STORM TRACKS
SURFACE
SURFACE OBSERVATIONS
THICKNESS
TROPICAL STORMS
TROPICAL WEATHER
TSUNAMI
UPPER AIR
UPPER AIR OBSERVATIONS
WAVE HEIGHTS
WEATHER EMERGENCY
WIND DIRECTION
WIND SPEED
WWW


Originating Center
UHI


Data Center
Meteorology Department, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://weather.hawaii.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: U. OF HAWAII METEOROLOGY DEPARTMENT CONTACT
Phone: (808) 956-8775
Fax: (808) 956-2877
Email: metdept at hawaii.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Meteorology
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2525 Correa Road, HIG 350
City: HONOLULU
Province or State: HI
Postal Code: 96822-2291
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: On-line


Personnel
SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-24

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