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Category: Himawari-9

Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321 encounters severe turbulence (resulting in dozens of injuries and 1 fatality)

Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321 encountered severe turbulence over Myanmar (flightradar24 blog) while en route from London to Singapore on 20-21 May 2024 — which resulted in dozens of injuries and 1 fatality. 10-minute interval JMA Himawari-9 AHI Visible and Infrared images (above) showed areas of deep convection developing over Myanmar, near the estimated location of... Read More

Another explosive eruption of Mount Ruang in Indonesia

12 days after its powerful eruption on 17 April, 10-minute JMA Himawari-9 AHI Infrared Window (10.4 µm) images (above) showed another explosive eruption of Mount Ruang in Indonesia on 29 April 2024. The coldest cloud-top infrared brightness temperatures reached -90ºC (internal yellow pixels) at 1850 UTC, shortly after eruption onset. Note that the volcanic umbrella cloud exhibited concentric... Read More