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Questions and answers concerning Polar Orbiting Satellites.

Advected Layer Precipitable Water (ALPW) for 14 December 2018 event

View the ALPW loop here: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/templates/loop_directory.asp?data_folder=training/visit/loops/14dec18/alpw&loop_speed_ms=700  

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DNB and satellite identification

Day/Night Band (DNB) is apart of 22 spectral channels on the VIIRS instrument, in which VIIRS is on-board S-NPP and NOAA-20 satellites. DNB can assist users in monitoring atmospheric and surface features via emitted and reflected light sources, during the nighttime. … Continue reading

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Sea Ice Motion and VIIRS Spatial Resolutions

It’s nearing wintertime, and over the North and South Poles, sea ice accretion is occurring. Using RAMMB Slider, users can observe sea ice motion and sea ice breakup, via Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on-board the Suomi-National Polar-orbiting … Continue reading

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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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