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A question about tropical Weather. - Aaliyah - 10-28-2009 10:50 PM

What is a invest?


A question about tropical Weather. - dkmac - 10-29-2009 04:16 AM

From the glossary at NHC:

Quote:Invest:
A weather system for which a tropical cyclone forecast center (NHC, CPHC, or JTWC) is interested in collecting specialized data sets (e.g., microwave imagery) and/or running model guidance. Once a system has been designated as an invest, data collection and processing is initiated on a number of government and academic web sites, including the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (UW-CIMSS). The designation of a system as an invest does not correspond to any particular likelihood of development of the system into a tropical cyclone; operational products such as the Tropical Weather Outlook or the JTWC/TCFA should be consulted for this purpose.

You can find other definitions and acronyms also:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutgloss.shtml


A question about tropical Weather. - Aaliyah - 10-30-2009 10:53 PM

Thank you