Author Archives: Jorel Torres

Alaskan Aurora

Early this morning, 5 November 2018, an aurora was visible over the state of Alaska. The aurora was large in areal extent and produced green hues over the Anchorage, AK¬†night sky. A photo of the aurora can be seen, via … Continue reading

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DNB: Ship Light Monitoring and Sea Ice Motion

The Day/Night Band (DNB) utilizes a sun/moon reflectance model that illuminates atmospheric features, and senses emitted and reflected light sources during the nighttime hours. The DNB is at 0.7um and is apart of 22 spectral channels on-board the Suomi National … Continue reading

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Hurricane Willa

Hurricane Willa is forecasted to make landfall, along the coast of Mexico, within the next few hours. Willa, once deemed a Category 5 hurricane, has been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane¬†within the last 24 hours, with max sustained winds … Continue reading

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Santa Ana Winds and Dust Identification

It is that time of year again, to observe Santa Ana Wind events for Southern California. On 15 October 2018, an upper-level trough advected into the southwestern United States (i.e. see GOES-16, Upper Level Water Vapor imagery below), produced cold … Continue reading

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