RAMMB CIRA 3rd Quarter Report
April May June 2007
Meteosat Second Generation datasets have been collected during the past two hurricane seasons. Case studies of tropical cyclone and pre-tropical cyclone disturbances are being created in a storm relative multi-panel framework using the many channels that are common with the future GOES-R series. Examples of 4-panel images from Hurricane Helene are shown in Figures 1-3. (J. Knaff) Click on images to enlarge.
Figure 1. Example showing a 4-panel storm relative image of Hurricane Helene on 18 September 2006 at 12 UTC. Shown are the ozone channel (9.66 μm) (top left), IR window (10.8 μm) (top right), the “dirty window” (12.0 μm) (bottom left), and the CO2 channel (13.4 μm) (bottom right).
Figure 2. Same as Figure 1, except shown are water vapor channels at 6.25 μm (top left) and at 7.35 μm (top right), the 8.7 μm IR window (bottom left) and the ozone channel (bottom right).
Figure 3. Same as Figure 1, except shown are visible channels at 0.635 μm (top left) and at 0.810 μm (top right), and near IR channels at 1.64 μm IR window (bottom left) and at 3.92 μm channel (bottom right).
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