Category Archives: Satellites

Polar orbiting and geostationary lake ice monitoring

Monitoring lake ice coverage over the Great Lakes via satellite is vital and affects shipping industries, tourism and recreation, especially over the winter months when ice develops, grows and expands over the lakes. According to the Great Lakes Surface Environmental Analysis … Continue reading

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Radar and satellite ‘snowfall rate’ observations

Forecasting snowfall and snowfall rates can be quite challenging, especially in radar-limited and or radar-deprived regions. A polar-orbiting satellite ‘Snowfall Rate’ product can be used together with radar observations to help anticipate snowfall rates, identify snowfall areal extent and snowfall … Continue reading

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Popocatépetl Volcanic Eruption

Popocatépetl Volcano erupted overnight, spewing volcanic ash emissions, from 0200-1600UTC, 15 February 2019. Geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites observed this atmospheric phenomenon from 00-16 UTC, 15 February 2019. GOES-16 3.9um  A hot spot (i.e. white, warm brightness temperature) is produced from … Continue reading

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14 February 2019 California Atmospheric River event

Advected Layer Precipitable Water loop: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/14feb19/alpw&loop_speed_ms=400 Blended Total Precipitable Water loop: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/14feb19/blended_tpw&loop_speed_ms=100 Percent of Normal TPW loop: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/14feb19/blended_percent&loop_speed_ms=100

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