Blowing glacial silt from the Alaska Panhandle region

November 17th, 2010 |
GOES-11 0.65 µm visible channel images

GOES-11 0.65 µm visible channel images

McIDAS images of GOES-11 0.65 µm visible channel data (above) showed hazy plumes of glacial silt blowing southwestward from the Alaska Panhandle region out over the adjacent offshore waters of the Gulf of Alaska on 17 November 2010. A NOAA-19 false-color Red/Green/Blue (RGB) image created using AVHRR channels 1, 2, and 4 (below) offered another view with a bit more contrast, making the plumes of airborne particulate matter somewhat easier to see.

NOAA-19 AVHRR false-color Red/Green/Blue (RGB) image

NOAA-19 AVHRR false-color Red/Green/Blue (RGB) image

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