Category Archives: POES

Questions and answers concerning Polar Orbiting Satellites.

Southern Georgia: West Mims Fire

As the spring season accelerates into summer, it is that time of year again for fires to occur all around the United States. A large fire that is a-brewing is the West Mims Fire located in southern Georgia, embedded in the Okefenokee National … Continue reading

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Tropical Cyclone Donna

Have you ever been to the Solomon Islands or the Republic of Vanuatu? They are both remote islands located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, relatively close in proximity to Australia and Papau New Guinea. There is a tropical cyclone that is a-brewing … Continue reading

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CIRA Layer Precipitable Water product – snow cover issue

The CIRA layer precipitable water product from 3-4 December 2015 is shown below:   Note the black region across South Dakota, Minnesota and portions of Nebraska / Iowa.  There are also black regions in portions of the Rockies and Canada. … Continue reading

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Typhoon Hagupit

By Kate Musgrave Typhoon Hagupit in the northern West Pacific basin underwent intensification until reaching a peak intensity of 155 kt at 0000 UTC on 4 Dec 2014 (intensities obtained from Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)). This was a 65 … Continue reading

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