Category Archives: Satellites

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

By Sheldon Kusselson We recommend viewing this presentation in full screen mode – in the lower left, click on the 3 vertical periods to open the options menu and then click on Enter full screen

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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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GOES/JPSS Observations of Oklahoma Severe Storms and Elevated Mixed Layer

By Jorel Torres, Dan Bikos and Ed Szoke A line of severe storms moved through the southern plains on 4 May 2020, producing numerous hail and wind reports across the region (accessed via SPC). The GOES-16 Day Cloud Phase Distinction … Continue reading

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CIRA Snow/Cloud Layer Product & VIIRS observations of the 12 Feb 2020 Blowing Snow Event

By Ed Szoke and Jorel Torres On 12 Feb 2020 a strong cold front pushed southward across the Northern Plains and Midwest bringing dramatically colder temperatures and howling northerly winds, creating widespread blowing snow and blizzard conditions during the daytime … Continue reading

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Advected Layer Precipitable Water (ALPW) product for 5 February 2020 Severe and Flood event

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