Ice and cloud streets in the Bering Sea

April 8th, 2013 |
Suomi NPP VIIRS 0.64 µm visible channel and false-color Red/Green/Blue (RGB) image

Suomi NPP VIIRS 0.64 µm visible channel and false-color Red/Green/Blue (RGB) image

A comparison of AWIPS images of Suomi NPP VIIRS 0.64 µm visible channel and false-color Red/Green/Blue (RGB) images (above) showed the extent of ice in the Bering Sea (snow and ice appear as shades of red in the RGB image), along with curved bands of cloud streets due to cold air advection as arctic high pressure moved toward the area from Siberia on 08 April 2013.

Consecutive VIIRS 0.64 µm visible channel images from 22:39 on 07 April and 00:21 UTC on 08 April (below) showed the amount of sea ice motion in the short time span (less than 2 hours) between the 2 images.

Suomi NPP VIIRS 0.64 µm visible channel images

Suomi NPP VIIRS 0.64 µm visible channel images