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Category: COMS

Wildfires on the Korean Peninsula

2.5-minute rapid scan JMA Himawari-8 Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm) images (above) showed numerous thermal anomaly (or “hot spot”, darker red to black pixels) signatures of wildfires across southeastern North Korea and northeastern South Korea on 04 April 2019 (media story). The fires were fanned by strong west-southwest winds in the wake... Read More

Turbulence over the central Pacific Ocean

Turbulence over the Pacific Ocean affected at least one flight on Tuesday 27 December 2016 near 24º N, 162º E, as indicated by a pilot report issued at 1745 UTC:PGUA UUA /OV 24N 162E/TM 1745/FL340/TP B777/TB MOD-SEV/RM ZOAIn the animation above of the three Himawari-8 Water Vapor bands (sensing radiation... Read More

Severe Weather in the Pacific Northwest

Strong moisture-laden storms caused abundant precipitation and severe weather over the Pacific Northwest from 13-15 October 2016. The animation above shows two storms making landfall in the Pacific Northwest, one on 13-14 October and a second, on 15 October, which was a storm that originated from the remnants of Typhoon... Read More