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  • 24 « September « 2012 « CIMSS Satellite Blog
    early morning before GOES 14 took over as the operational GOES East satellite it captured a beautiful sequence of 0 63 µm visible channel images below click image to play animation showing river valley fog across parts of Kentucky West Virginia and adjacent states Also evident early in the animation across the far southern portion of the images is the hazy signature of smoke aloft transported from the large fires that have been burning in the Pacific Northwest states GOES 14 0 63 µm visible channel images click image to play animation Posted in AVHRR Fog detection GOES 13 GOES 14 MODIS POES Suomi NPP VIIRS No Comments Satellite Views of Unusual Pre dawn Temperature Rise September 24th 2012 METARS over south central Wisconsin The animation above shows three hours of METAR plots with the first one 0900 UTC overlaying a MODIS Infrared image Note how the temperature at Madison KMSN in the center of the image rises from 34 with calm winds at 0900 UTC to 37 with light southwest winds at 1000 UTC to 47 at 1100 UTC MODIS Estimates of Lake Surface Temperature Madison s Truax airport is northeast of Lake Mendota a lake with a surface area of approximately 40 square miles MODIS SSTs esimates above show surface temperatures near 60 degrees Fahrenheit in agreement with in situ observations Click here for real time observations Land surface temperature estimates below show that most of the Wisconsin is near freezing although a pocket of low 20s Fahrenheit exists in northeast Dane County The elevated terrain of the Military Ridge in Iowa County shows up nicely as somewhat warmer Click here for a toggle between Land Surface Temperature and Topography Land surface temperatures over Lake Mendota yellow are in the low 60s Both land surface and lake surface temperature estimates are warmer than the 11 µm brightness temperature because those algorithms consider more than just the 11 µm brightness temperature MODIS Estimates of Land Surface Temperature The southwest winds that developed in the early morning hours were able to move warmer lake modified air to the observating station at the airport resulting in the dramatic temperature rise The National Weather Service in Sullivan also noted this temperature rise GOES West imagery in that plot GOES West is used because GOES East at the time had shut down due to an anomaly suggests that the airport warmth was sub pixel scale Posted in General interpretation MODIS No Comments Webmaster Follow us on Search for Pages About this site CIMSS Satellite Proving Ground Contact us Mobile users POES AVHRR in AWIPS SatePedia Suomi NPP JPSS Proving Ground VISIT SHyMet Training Topics September 2012 M T W T F S S Aug Oct 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Categories Air quality Antarctic Arctic AVHRR Aviation AWIPS II Calibration Anomalies Cloud Top Cooling Convective Initiation Fire detection

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  • 25 « September « 2012 « CIMSS Satellite Blog
    Posted in Lightning Suomi NPP VIIRS Web Map Server No Comments Webmaster Follow us on Search for Pages About this site CIMSS Satellite Proving Ground Contact us Mobile users POES AVHRR in AWIPS SatePedia Suomi NPP JPSS Proving Ground VISIT SHyMet Training Topics September 2012 M T W T F S S Aug Oct 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Categories Air quality Antarctic Arctic AVHRR Aviation AWIPS II Calibration Anomalies Cloud Top Cooling Convective Initiation Fire detection Fog detection General interpretation GOES sounder GOES 10 GOES 11 GOES 12 GOES 13 GOES 14 GOES 15 GOES R Google Earth Heavy rain flooding Historical Hydrology Lightning Marine weather McIDAS V Meteosat MODIS MTSAT Other Satellites POES Red Green Blue RGB images Satellite winds Severe convection Suomi NPP Synthetic satellite imagery Training Tropical cyclones VIIRS Volcanic activity Web Map Server What the heck is this Winter weather Other blogs of interest AccuWeather Blogs CIMSS GOES Gallery CIMSS TPARC Support CIRA GOES R Proving Ground Blog EUMETSAT Image Gallery Geographic Information Network of Alaska GOES R and JPSS National Centers Perspective GOES R Fog Product Examples GOES R Hazardous Weather Testbed METSUL blog NOAA NESDIS Operational Significant Event Imagery NSSTC Collaborative Weather Blog PREDICT Field Experiment Blog The GOES R Proving Ground at the Aviation Weather Testbed The Wide World of SPoRT UMBC U S Air Quality The Smog Blog US Severe Weather Blog VIIRS Imagery and Visualization Team Blog VISIT Meteorological Interpretation Weather Channel Blogs Weather Underground Blogs WGN Weather Center Blog Satellite imagery sources CIMSS GOES Derived Product Imagery CIMSS Tropical Cyclones Environmental Remote Sensing Center SSEC GINA University of Alaska Fairbanks NWS WFO scale satellite

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  • 26 « September « 2012 « CIMSS Satellite Blog
    optical depth AOD product below showed that high ADO values were found over that region during the afternoon hours 20 UTC on 25 September Forward trajectories from the IDEA I site indicated that the majority of this smoke would be drifting slowly eastward MODIS aerosol optical depth AOD product The hazy signal of this veil of smoke aloft could also be seen on GOES 14 0 63 µm visible channel images late in the day on 25 September and again early in the day on 26 September below when the sun angle was low to help highlight the presence of the smoke GOES 14 0 63 µm visible channel images Posted in Air quality General interpretation GOES 14 MODIS Suomi NPP VIIRS No Comments Webmaster Follow us on Search for Pages About this site CIMSS Satellite Proving Ground Contact us Mobile users POES AVHRR in AWIPS SatePedia Suomi NPP JPSS Proving Ground VISIT SHyMet Training Topics September 2012 M T W T F S S Aug Oct 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Categories Air quality Antarctic Arctic AVHRR Aviation AWIPS II Calibration Anomalies Cloud Top Cooling Convective Initiation Fire detection Fog detection General interpretation GOES sounder GOES 10 GOES 11 GOES 12 GOES 13 GOES 14 GOES 15 GOES R Google Earth Heavy rain flooding Historical Hydrology Lightning Marine weather McIDAS V Meteosat MODIS MTSAT Other Satellites POES Red Green Blue RGB images Satellite winds Severe convection Suomi NPP Synthetic satellite imagery Training Tropical cyclones VIIRS Volcanic activity Web Map Server What the heck is this Winter weather Other blogs of interest AccuWeather Blogs CIMSS GOES Gallery CIMSS TPARC Support CIRA GOES R Proving Ground

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  • 27 « September « 2012 « CIMSS Satellite Blog
    374 meter resolution Suomi NPP VIIRS 0 65 µm visible channel and 11 45 µm IR channel images below showed the strongest thunderstorm located over the southwestern portion of the island at 17 27 UTC The coldest cloud top IR brightness temperature on the VIIRS images was 83º C compared to 65º C around that same time on GOES 14 IR imagery Suomi NPP VIIRS 0 65 µm visible channel and 11 45 µm IR channel images Posted in GOES 14 Heavy rain flooding Severe convection Suomi NPP VIIRS 2 Comments Webmaster Follow us on Search for Pages About this site CIMSS Satellite Proving Ground Contact us Mobile users POES AVHRR in AWIPS SatePedia Suomi NPP JPSS Proving Ground VISIT SHyMet Training Topics September 2012 M T W T F S S Aug Oct 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Categories Air quality Antarctic Arctic AVHRR Aviation AWIPS II Calibration Anomalies Cloud Top Cooling Convective Initiation Fire detection Fog detection General interpretation GOES sounder GOES 10 GOES 11 GOES 12 GOES 13 GOES 14 GOES 15 GOES R Google Earth Heavy rain flooding Historical Hydrology Lightning Marine weather McIDAS V Meteosat MODIS MTSAT Other Satellites POES Red Green Blue RGB images Satellite winds Severe convection Suomi NPP Synthetic satellite imagery Training Tropical cyclones VIIRS Volcanic activity Web Map Server What the heck is this Winter weather Other blogs of interest AccuWeather Blogs CIMSS GOES Gallery CIMSS TPARC Support CIRA GOES R Proving Ground Blog EUMETSAT Image Gallery Geographic Information Network of Alaska GOES R and JPSS National Centers Perspective GOES R Fog Product Examples GOES R Hazardous Weather Testbed METSUL blog NOAA NESDIS Operational Significant Event

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  • 30 « September « 2012 « CIMSS Satellite Blog
    Topics September 2012 M T W T F S S Aug Oct 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Categories Air quality Antarctic Arctic AVHRR Aviation AWIPS II Calibration Anomalies Cloud Top Cooling Convective Initiation Fire detection Fog detection General interpretation GOES sounder GOES 10 GOES 11 GOES 12 GOES 13 GOES 14 GOES 15 GOES R Google Earth Heavy rain flooding Historical Hydrology Lightning Marine weather McIDAS V Meteosat MODIS MTSAT Other Satellites POES Red Green Blue RGB images Satellite winds Severe convection Suomi NPP Synthetic satellite imagery Training Tropical cyclones VIIRS Volcanic activity Web Map Server What the heck is this Winter weather Other blogs of interest AccuWeather Blogs CIMSS GOES Gallery CIMSS TPARC Support CIRA GOES R Proving Ground Blog EUMETSAT Image Gallery Geographic Information Network of Alaska GOES R and JPSS National Centers Perspective GOES R Fog Product Examples GOES R Hazardous Weather Testbed METSUL blog NOAA NESDIS Operational Significant Event Imagery NSSTC Collaborative Weather Blog PREDICT Field Experiment Blog The GOES R Proving Ground at the Aviation Weather Testbed The Wide World of SPoRT UMBC U S Air Quality The Smog Blog US Severe Weather Blog VIIRS Imagery and Visualization Team Blog VISIT Meteorological Interpretation Weather Channel Blogs Weather Underground Blogs WGN Weather Center Blog Satellite imagery sources CIMSS GOES Derived Product Imagery CIMSS Tropical Cyclones Environmental Remote Sensing Center SSEC GINA University of Alaska Fairbanks NWS WFO scale satellite images eastern US NWS WFO scale satellite images western US SOSE Global Satellite Imagery SSEC AMRC Antarctic composite image animations SSEC AMRC Arctic composite image animation SSEC Geostationary Satellite Images SSEC Global IR Mosaic Images SSEC MODIS Direct Broadcast SSEC MODIS Today

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  • Hurricane Isaac « CIMSS Satellite Blog
    this feature was 88 C City lights could be seen in the northwestern portion of the image where there were breaks in the clouds or only a thin veil of high clouds covered the area Suomi NPP VIIRS 0 8 µm Day Night Band and 11 45 µm IR channel images Posted in AVHRR GOES 14 MODIS POES Suomi NPP Tropical cyclones VIIRS No Comments Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply Name required Mail will not be published required Website Webmaster Follow us on Search for Pages About this site CIMSS Satellite Proving Ground Contact us Mobile users POES AVHRR in AWIPS SatePedia Suomi NPP JPSS Proving Ground VISIT SHyMet Training Topics November 2012 M T W T F S S Oct 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Categories Air quality Antarctic Arctic AVHRR Aviation AWIPS II Calibration Anomalies Cloud Top Cooling Convective Initiation Fire detection Fog detection General interpretation GOES sounder GOES 10 GOES 11 GOES 12 GOES 13 GOES 14 GOES 15 GOES R Google Earth Heavy rain flooding Historical Hydrology Lightning Marine weather McIDAS V Meteosat MODIS MTSAT Other Satellites POES Red Green Blue RGB images Satellite winds Severe convection Suomi NPP Synthetic satellite imagery Training Tropical cyclones VIIRS Volcanic activity Web Map Server What the heck is this Winter weather Other blogs of interest AccuWeather Blogs CIMSS GOES Gallery CIMSS TPARC Support CIRA GOES R Proving Ground Blog EUMETSAT Image Gallery Geographic Information Network of Alaska GOES R and JPSS National Centers Perspective GOES R Fog Product Examples GOES R Hazardous Weather Testbed METSUL blog NOAA NESDIS Operational Significant Event Imagery NSSTC Collaborative Weather Blog PREDICT Field Experiment Blog The

    Original URL path: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog/archives/11202 (2012-11-14)
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  • August « 2012 « CIMSS Satellite Blog
    VIIRS 11 45 µm brightness temperature Convection associated with Isaac does have very cold cloud tops The 11 45 µm imagery above from VIIRS on board Suomi NPP shows a large area of cloud tops near 80 C GOES 14 0 63 µm visible channel at full resolution click image to play animation GOES 14 continues SRSOR operations as detailed here The loop above covers a little more than an hour over Isaac on August 27 The region of white that does not move around the Florida Keys is turbid water that has resulted from storm winds Clouds in the relatively dry air in that region are streaming north Ongoing deep convection persists near the storm center A loop from later in the day below continues to show dry air east of and very close to the storm center but improved storm organization nevertheless GOES 14 0 63 µm visible channel at full resolution click image to play animation Posted in General interpretation GOES 14 Suomi NPP Tropical cyclones No Comments Wildfires in Idaho August 24th 2012 GOES 13 0 63 µm visible channel images click image to play animation McIDAS images of GOES 13 0 63 µm visible channel data above click image to play animation showed the smoke plumes emanting from a number of large wildfires that were burning in parts of Idaho on 24 August 2012 Note that some of the low altitude smoke was being channeled southward through valleys by strong northerly winds The surface visibility at Salmon Idaho surface identifier KSMN was reduced to 2 miles due to smoke and at Dillon Montana station identifier KDLN the surface visibility dropped to 1 25 miles The GOES 13 satellite had been placed into Rapid Scan Operations RSO mode providing images as frequently as every 5 10 minutes as opposed to the standard 15 minute image interval MODIS true color image viewed using Google Earth A 250 meter resolution Aqua MODIS true color image from the SSEC MODIS Today site above viewed using Google Earth showed a detailed view of the smoke plumes at 20 13 UTC Suomi NPP VIIRS 3 74 µm shortwave IR 0 8 µm Day Night Band images During the following night time hours a comparison of AWIPS images of Suomi NPP VIIRS 3 74 µm shortwave IR and 0 8 µm Day Night Band DNB data above demonstrated how the DNB imagery can detect the glow of the actively burning fires co located with the black to yellow to red color enhanced hot spots on the shortwave IR image in addition to the city lights across the region Stray light contamination was affecting the far northeastern portion of the DNB image Posted in Air quality Fire detection GOES 13 Google Earth MODIS Suomi NPP VIIRS No Comments Older Entries Newer Entries Webmaster Follow us on Search for Pages About this site CIMSS Satellite Proving Ground Contact us Mobile users POES AVHRR in AWIPS SatePedia Suomi NPP JPSS Proving Ground VISIT SHyMet Training

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  • 01 « August « 2012 « CIMSS Satellite Blog
    was producing a few convective bursts near its center IR image animation with tropical overshooting tops product it was also exhibiting a number of well defined surface outflow arc clouds along the northern and western periphery of the circulation This arc cloud signature often indicates that the storm is ingesting dry air which results in the production of dry thunderstorm downdrafts and Ernesto was both relatively close the the continent of South America and was surrounded by a dry Saharan Air Layer GOES 13 0 63 µm visible channel images click image to play animation Posted in General interpretation GOES 13 Suomi NPP Tropical cyclones VIIRS No Comments Webmaster Follow us on Search for Pages About this site CIMSS Satellite Proving Ground Contact us Mobile users POES AVHRR in AWIPS SatePedia Suomi NPP JPSS Proving Ground VISIT SHyMet Training Topics August 2012 M T W T F S S Jul Sep 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Categories Air quality Antarctic Arctic AVHRR Aviation AWIPS II Calibration Anomalies Cloud Top Cooling Convective Initiation Fire detection Fog detection General interpretation GOES sounder GOES 10 GOES 11 GOES 12 GOES 13 GOES 14 GOES 15 GOES R Google Earth Heavy rain flooding Historical Hydrology Lightning Marine weather McIDAS V Meteosat MODIS MTSAT Other Satellites POES Red Green Blue RGB images Satellite winds Severe convection Suomi NPP Synthetic satellite imagery Training Tropical cyclones VIIRS Volcanic activity Web Map Server What the heck is this Winter weather Other blogs of interest AccuWeather Blogs CIMSS GOES Gallery CIMSS TPARC Support CIRA GOES R Proving Ground Blog EUMETSAT Image Gallery Geographic Information Network of Alaska GOES R and JPSS National Centers

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