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Legacy Vertical Temperature Profile

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Example of the Legacy Vertical Temperature Profile product as generated by the GOES-R Legacy Atmospheric Profile (LAP) algorithm using simulated GOES-R ABI data.
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The Legacy Vertical Temperature Profile product will estimate levels of temperature throughout the troposphere. This product will be a continuation of the operational sounder product available on the current GOES satellites. This product will be used by NWS field forecasters and in numerical weather prediction models, providing information regarding the vertical temperature structure of the atmosphere. The vertical temperature structure information provided by this product is important for severe weather prediction as it is used to compute a number of atmospheric stability parameters which provide guidance to weather forecasters on the stability of the atmosphere.