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Category: Satellite winds

Gale Warnings over Hawai’i

A series of Advanced Scatterometer (ASCAT) images (ascending passes) from Metop-B, above, show a large region of gale force winds surrounding the Hawai’ian Islands between 3 April and 5 April 2024. The entire island chain is under Wind Advisories or Gale Warnings; additionally, High Surf Advisories are in effect on... Read More

CIMSS and JPSS at AMS in 2024: Part I

CIMSS Scientists who work with JPSS data had numerous presentations at the American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting held at the end of January in Baltimore. This blog post discusses two poster by Rich Dworak who (along with co-authors) investigated how JPSS data can define winds and ice properties in the... Read More

VIIRS imagery of a low pressure system near the North Pole

A sequence of Suomi-NPP VIIRS Infrared Window (11.45 µm) images (above) displayed the development of a coma-shaped cloud structure associated with a low pressure system near the North Pole (northwest of Greenland) on 13 February 2024. The single METAR surface report plotted is Svalbard, Norway (the reports for CWLT —... Read More