Category Archives: Miscellaneous

CIRA’s Satellite Moisture Products for the 4 May 2024 Rainfall Event in San Francisco

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NOAA-21 Designated as the Primary Satellite of the JPSS Constellation

During March 2024, NOAA-21 was declared the primary satellite of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS). In early April 2024, NOAA-20 (newly designated as the secondary satellite) completed its orbital shift placing NOAA-20 a half-orbit (~50 minutes) a part from … Continue reading

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Sun Glint During the Southern Hemisphere’s Summer Solstice

By Erin Sanders and Bernie Connell This year the second solstice occurred on December 21, 2023.  In Earth’s Northern Hemisphere this marks the start of astronomical winter and is the shortest day of the year in terms of possible daylight.  … Continue reading

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The Snowfall Rate (SFR) and merged SFR Products

As of early November 2023, the TOWR-S RPM v24 has been released for National Weather Service (NWS) users to update their local AWIPS terminals with the latest satellite data capabilities. Within the RPM v24 release, more NWS CONUS users will … Continue reading

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Satellite Moisture Products and Analysis Tools for Three Heavy Precipitation / Flooding Events in the Summer of 2023

Source: JPSS River Ice and Flood Initiative call from September 19, 2023 Author: Sheldon Kusselson: Click on the image to start the video:   Download Powerpoint file

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