03 April 2007 - GOES-12 Visible Channel Images

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This animation of GOES-12 visble (channel 01) images shows the motion of a bank of fog/stratus along the East Coast on 03 April 2007. The fog/stratus dissipates over the warmer Gulf Stream waters located farther offshore (and also over land as the warm April sun heats the surface), while the fog/stratus immediately off the coast continues to move southward over the patch of colder water. Note how the fog/stratus appears to thicken as a "shock wave" forms when the leading edge reaches Cape Henry in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area.

Java applet developed by Tom Whittaker, CIMSS / SSEC