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Category: ATMS

Views of Tropical Storm Damrey from the Guam Direct Broadcast site

Direct Broadcast antennae give timely full-resolution imagery from various Low-Earth-Orbit satellites as they move within the view of the satellite received. Community Satellite Processing Package (CSPP) software takes the downloaded signal and produces imagery (or AWIPS-ready files). The toggle above shows VIIRS (Visible-Infrared Imaging Scanning Radiometer) and ATMS (Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder) data from... Read More

When two JPSS satellites are necessary

A recent blog post detailed a heavy rain event over the Kona section of Hawai’i, and the rain occurred several hours after NOAA-20 overpasses that included an unfortunately-placed data gap that included the Big Island of Hawai’i. Thick clouds over the region meant geostationary satellites could not provide information about the thermodynamics surrounding Hawai’i. The image below shows the early morning NOAA-20 orbits on this day. The pass just after 1100 UTC was far... Read More