22 June 2000 | GOES-10 10.7 Micrometer InfraRed

Java applet developed by Tom Whittaker, CIMSS / SSEC

This loop of GOES-10 10.7 micrometer InfraRed (IR) imagery shows the dissipation of convection across southeastern California early in the morning on 22 June 2000. The upper-level convective debris and other mid and high-level cloudines formed a broken band that extended north-northeastward across southern Nevada / northwestern Arizona / southwestern Utah. This cloudiness helped to create a differential heating mechanism (reduced solar heating beneath the cloudy region, strong solar heating adjacent to the edges of the cloudy region) which acted to focus convective development later in the day.

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