Author Archives: Dan_Bikos

Dust event in the El Paso vicinity on 4 April 2017

The GOES-16 data posted on this page are preliminary, non-operational data and are undergoing testing.  Users bear all responsibility for inspecting the data prior to use and for the manner in which the data are utilized. During the afternoon of … Continue reading

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22 March 2017 GOES-16 imagery in the northeast US into southeast Canada

The GOES-16 data posted on this page are preliminary, non-operational data and are undergoing testing.  Users bear all responsibility for inspecting the data prior to use and for the manner in which the data are utilized. By Ed Szoke and … Continue reading

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1-minute imagery of warm conveyor belt on 1-2 February 2016 winter storm

  A winter storm that passed through Colorado on 1-2 February 2016 resulted in significant snowfall over northern / northeast Colorado: One of the key aspects of this extra-tropical cyclone was the development of a warm conveyor belt (Harrold 1973). … Continue reading

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Himawari imagery of 924 mb low in the Pacific

At 0600 UTC 13 December 2015, the NOAA Ocean Prediction Center analyzed a 924 mb surface low in the north Pacific in the vicinity of the western Aleutian islands: The analyzed minimum central pressure of 924 mb ties the record … Continue reading

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Himawari-8 True Color / Geocolor product

CIRA now provides Himawari-8 daytime true color imagery and nighttime geocolor imagery: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/12nov15_tc_gc&number_of_images_to_display=70 The example above begins at 0230 UTC 12 November 2015 with most of the scene in daylight, therefore true color imagery is shown.  The CIRA Hybrid Atmospherically … Continue reading

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GOES-14 SRSOR 1-minute visible imagery for 19 May 2015 over Texas

GOES-14 will be in Super Rapid Scan Operations for GOES-R (SRSOR) mode between 18 May – 12 June, 2015.  This special mode allows for 1-minute temporal imagery for GOES, similar to what will be available when GOES-R becomes available in … Continue reading

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Synthetic imagery from the 4-km NSSL WRF-ARW model for the 22 April 2015 severe weather event

This blog entry consists of a youtube video: http://youtu.be/2-3xVFXdw-o  

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10 November 2014 Colorado Dust Storm Matched to Aircraft Photo

By Steve Miller (CIRA) This blog entry is in Powerpoint show format, click on the link below to view the Powerpoint show: Powerpoint show file

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Leeside cold front of 10 November 2014: Blowing dust and deep-tropospheric gravity waves

A strong cold front pushed southward across the Plains during the day on November 10, 2014.  The temperature gradient across the front was quite dramatic, as seen by the surface observations at 23:00 UTC: Visible imagery from GOES-East during the … Continue reading

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Convective Initiation Application via the Split Window Difference product

One of the exciting new products that will be available on GOES-R is the split window difference (SWD) which is simply the difference between the 10.35 micron and 12.3 micrometer channels.  This channel difference has been shown to provide information … Continue reading

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