GOES-14 Super Rapid Scan Operations (SRSO) Images of Hurricane Sandy

October 25th, 2012 |
GOES-14 0.63 µm visible channel images (click image to play animation)

GOES-14 0.63 µm visible channel images (click image to play animation)

The GOES-14 satellite was placed into Super Rapid Scan Operations for GOES-R (SRSOR) mode to begin to provide 1-minute interal images of Hurricane Sandy on 25 October 2012. McIDAS images of GOES-14 0.63 µm visible channel data (above; click image to play animation; also available as a QuickTime movie) showed the circulation of Sandy moving northward over the islands of the Bahamas, with the development of a new convective burst in the western semicircle of the storm.

Prior to the initiation of GOES-14 SRSOR, a sequence of AWIPS images of 1-km resolution POES AVHRR 12.0 µm and Suomi NPP VIIRS 11.45 µm IR data (below) showed the circlation of Hurricane Sandy crossing the eastern portion of the island of Cuba.

POES AVHRR 12.0 µm and Suomi NPP VIIRS 11.45 µm IR images

POES AVHRR 12.0 µm and Suomi NPP VIIRS 11.45 µm IR images

A McIDAS-V image of Suomi NPP VIIRS 0.7 µm Day/Night Band data at 05:49 UTC or 1:49 AM local time (below; courtesy of William Straka, CIMSS) offered a “night-time visible” image of Sandy as its center was moving over the southern coast of Cuba.

Suomi NPP VIIRS 0.7 µm Day/Night Band image

Suomi NPP VIIRS 0.7 µm Day/Night Band image

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