RAMMB Satellite Case Studies

July 24-25, 2000 Long-Lived Supercell Over Nebraska

This data set covers a supercell storm that occured on July 24, 2000. The storm initiated in southern South Dakota at approximately 20:30 UTC and appeared to split taking a due south course. As it moved across central Nebraska numerous tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds were reported. The thunderstorm maintained supercell characteristics for over 6 hours.

This is a SRSO (1 minute interval imaging) data set covering 3 1/2 hours from 21:30 thru 00:59 UTC.

These digital, McIDAS format data files are available by anonymous FTP to: canopus.cira.colostate.edu. They are in directory /00206_supercell. The 5-channel, one-minute sector files are named with the conventional McIDAS "AREAnnnn" format (Approx 1.1 GB).

Also available are a collection of ZIP files for faster download (Approx 500MB).

Channel 1 is visible, channel 2 is at 3.7 micrometers, channel 3 is at 6.7 micrometers (water vapor), channel 4 is at 10.2 micrometers (conventional IR window), and channel 5 is at 11.5 micrometers.

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