Monthly Archives: October 2018

DNB: Ship Light Monitoring and Sea Ice Motion

The Day/Night Band (DNB) utilizes a sun/moon reflectance model that illuminates atmospheric features, and senses emitted and reflected light sources during the nighttime hours. The DNB is at 0.7um and is apart of 22 spectral channels on-board the Suomi National … Continue reading

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Hurricane Willa

Hurricane Willa is forecasted to make landfall, along the coast of Mexico, within the next few hours. Willa, once deemed a Category 5 hurricane, has been downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane¬†within the last 24 hours, with max sustained winds … Continue reading

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Santa Ana Winds and Dust Identification

It is that time of year again, to observe Santa Ana Wind events for Southern California. On 15 October 2018, an upper-level trough advected into the southwestern United States (i.e. see GOES-16, Upper Level Water Vapor imagery below), produced cold … Continue reading

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Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael has made landfall today, along the Florida Panhandle, between Tyndall Air Force Base, FL and Mexico Beach, Florida. Radar and satellite products observed Michael, as it approached the Florida Panhandle (seen below). Over the last 12 hours, Michael … Continue reading

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The Arizona Hurricane Rosa Heavy Rainfall Event for Late September to Early October 2018

This blog entry is by Sheldon Kusselson and in the format of a PDF document: Hurricane Rosa Event_LateSept_EarlyOct2018

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