Category Archives: GOES

Questions and answers regarding the GOES satellites and their programs.

May 8 2014 GOES SRSO for Severe Weather

GOES-14 Super Rapid Scan Operations (SRSO) was activated for the severe thunderstorm event of May 8, 2014. This blog entry consists of a youtube video: http://youtu.be/oHKCIIA95Oo For access to real-time GOES SRSO (when available) click here: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/dev/lindsey/loops/

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Synthetic imagery comparison from 2 different models

This blog entry will make a comparison between synthetic imagery generated from 2 different models, the NSSL WRF-ARW and the NAM-Nest, both with a horizontal grid spacing of 4 km.  After comparing the synthetic imagery between the 2 models, we … Continue reading

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Transverse bands on February 8, 2013

Transverse bands were observed between approximately 1400-1700 UTC in the vicinity of Buffalo, NY in the GOES water vapor imagery (from the CIMSS satellite blog): http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/130208_g13_wv_east_coast_storm_anim.gif and also in the GOES IR imagery: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/8feb13_BUF_ir&image_width=1020&image_height=900 Note the orientation of the transverse … Continue reading

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New Mexico’s Whitewater-Baldy and Colorado’s High Park Fires: Case(s) of the “Disappearing Smoke” – Differences in Visible Smoke Detection – GOES 15 vs GOES 13

Louie Grasso and Jeff Braun Updated June 25, 2012 Now: The Whitewater-Baldy Fire was a very large wildfire that existed over southwestern New Mexico during the last couple of weeks of May and into June 2012.  At nearly 300, 000 … Continue reading

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