Category Archives: Satellites

CIRA ALPW depiction of Atmospheric River of 4-5 November 2022

By Sheldon Kusselson and Dan Bikos Advected Layer Precipitable Water (ALPW) loop Observed 1-Day Precipitation valid 1200 UTC 5 November 2022 over the Pacific Northwest region:

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Extra-tropical transition of Tropical Cyclone Fiona

By Dan Bikos and Sheldon Kusselson Hurricane Fiona underwent a transition from a tropical cyclone to an extra-tropical cyclone on 23-24 September 2022.  The resulting extra-tropical cyclone was very intense and led to significant storm surge, wind damage and heavy … Continue reading

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ALPW analysis for the eastern Kentucky of 27-28 July, 2022

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/least-1-dead-one-worst-flooding-events-kentuckys-history-officials-say-rcna40436  

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November 11-15, 2021 Atmospheric River event over the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia

By Sheldon Kusselson Click on the image below:        

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How far north can we see sun glint in GOES satellite imagery?

By Bernie Connell and Erin Sanders Sun glint is an optical phenomenon that can be seen in visible and near-IR satellite imagery over water features such as ocean, lakes, and rivers.  Its presence depends on the geometry between Sun, Earth, … Continue reading

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