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Stories by Scott Lindstrom

LIS observations just east of Japan

The Lightning Imaging Sensor (LIS) that flies on the International Space Station (ISS) observed about 20 individual flashes in about a minute to the east of Japan on 1 February 2023, as shown in the animation above. Himawari-9 Band 13 clean window infrared (10.41 µm) imagery, below, bracketing the lightning... Read More

Lake effect Bands and one Convergence Band over Lake Superior

An animation of the Day Cloud Type RGB over Lake Superior on 30 January 2023, above, shows two prominent features: persistent lake-effect bands oriented west-northwest to east-southeast over the western four-fifths of the Lake (station KCMX on the Keewenaw peninsula, for example, observed heavy snow during this animation), and a more north-south oriented convergence band that extends from the eastern Upper Peninsula of... Read More