Category Archives: Miscellaneous

VIIRS observations of Katabatic Winds from the Transcontinental Mountain Range Adjacent to the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica

By Lewis Grasso and Jorel Torres One of the goals of the JPSS program set forth by NOAA is enhanced monitoring of the Earth’s environment. One specific type of event of the Earth’s environment that was captured by VIIRS on-board … Continue reading

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3 March 2019 – Severe thunderstorm and heavy rainfall event

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VIIRS Captures Ice/Ocean Movements

By Lewis Grasso and Jorel Torres VIIRS captures interesting imagery in the Arctic. From 0314 UTC to 1233 UTC, 13 February 2019, VIIRS, on-board NOAA-20 and S-NPP, imaged fascinating features in the Arctic. In particular, imagery from Band I4 (3.74um) … Continue reading

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Observing sea surface temperatures from GOES and JPSS

Observing sea surface temperatures (SSTs) from satellite is an important aspect in weather forecasting for a variety of applications. Applications consist of (but not limited to) forecasting hurricane intensity, sea fog, and convection over the oceans. But remember, oceans are … Continue reading

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Fog and Low Clouds over Snow Cover in the Midwest: A case from 10 December 2018

Areas of snow cover can often lead to areas of persistent fog and low cloudiness under the right conditions.  And determining the areas of fog and low clouds from snow cover can be tricky during the daytime hours.  Here we … Continue reading

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