Category Archives: MODIS

Questions and answers concerning MODIS (The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer).

Tropical Activity in the East Pacific

It is that time of year again! The time of year where tropical storms, hurricanes initiate and permeate through the Atlantic and the East Pacific Oceans. Currently, a few to note are tropical depression Greg, Tropical Storm Irwin and Hurricane … Continue reading

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Super Typhoon Jelawat

Dan Bikos Typhoon Jelawat developed in the Phillippine Sea of the western Pacific Ocean around September 20, 2012.  See the westernmost track of the figure below: As the cyclone began turning towards the north / northwest while it was east … Continue reading

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Oil and Water Really Don’t Mix

By J. Braun Additional information/images from  – Steven Miller, Bernie Connell, Dan Lindsey, and NASA Figure 1(above). Eleven crew members of the state of the art floating oil rig “Deepwater Horizon” are now presumed dead following an explosion on the rig … Continue reading

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MODIS Longwave channel difference of Gulf Stream and Labrador currents

Jeff Braun and Louie Grasso Figures 1-4 show Modis images at 3.9, 8.53, 11.02, and 12.03 µm, respectively at 1825 UTC on 6 April 2010. Off the east coast of the United States, two ocean currents are evident in the … Continue reading

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MODIS Images: Lake Erie Ice Break-up and Ice Floe

Figure 1: March 3rd through March 8th 2010 (NexSat Project/Naval Research Laboratory) J. Braun Whew!  Hints at spring may finally be around the corner.  Cold Arctic winter temperatures through most of the beginning of this new year have kept much … Continue reading

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