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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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Synthetic Cloud Top Heights

by Louie Grasso, Dan Lindsey, Jeff Braun Cloud tops heights, an important forecast parameter, is being generated from the NSSL 4km WRF-ARW real-time run.  At CIRA we have been generating synthetic GOES-R imagery from this real-time model since spring 2010.  … Continue reading

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Is it Real, or is it…Synthetic GOES-R Imagery?

Jeff Braun, Louie Grasso and Dan Lindsey As part of the GOES-R Proving Ground activities, synthetic GOES-R imagery has been produced from model output run at the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL). This model is being run with horizontal grid spacing of … Continue reading

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GOES-R ABI smoke imagery for the Proving Ground

J. Braun, Louis Grasso and Don Hillger GOES-R ABI will have the ability to produce imagery at 0.47 µm (blue) and at 0.67 µm (red). Although GOES-R will be unable to produce any images at 0.555 µm (green), color imagery … Continue reading

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