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Baseline Products: Derived Stability Indices

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Examples of a number of the atmospheric stability products as generated by the GOES-R Temperature, Moisture, and Atmospheric Stability algorithm using simulated GOES-R data on 04 June 2005 22:00 UTC. Stability indices shown include Lifted Index (upper left), CAPE (upper right), Totals Total (lower left) and K-Index (lower right).
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The Derived Stability Indices such as Convective Available Potential Energy (CAPE), Lifted Index (LI), Totals Total (TT), Showalter Index (SI), and the K-Index (KI) will be computed from the retrieved atmospheric moisture and temperature profiles. These indices will aid forecasters in nowcasting severe weather by providing them with a plan view of these atmospheric stability parameters. Forecasters will use this information to monitor rapid changes in atmospheric stability over time at various geographic locations, thus improving their situational awareness in pre-convective environments for potential watch/warning scenarios.