08 December 1997 -- GOES-8 Reflectivity Product and 10.7 Micron IR Comparison

This 2-image Java applet may take a minute or so to load...

Hold any mouse button down as you move the cursor over large reflectivity product image. The corresponding 10.7 micron longwave IR image (inset) shows which portions of the higher reflectivity water-based clouds (lighter gray) have supercooled cloud top temperatures less than -5 C (avocado color). The southern edge of the stratus deck across Texas and Louisiana is also easier to define using the reflectivity product.

Java(tm) applet developed by Tom Whittaker (SSEC / CIMSS)

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