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Category: MTSAT

MTSAT-1R satellite is decommissioned

Now that Himawari-8 is their operational geostationary satellite, the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) decommissioned MTSAT-1R (which was relaying the direct broadcast of MTSAT-2 imagery) as of 0630 UTC on 04 December 2015. A comparison of the final 5 hours of available MTSAT-2 6.75 µm water vapor channel images with the... Read More

Typhoon In-fa

Tropical Depression In-fa (27W) formed well south of the Marshall Islands in the West Pacific Ocean on 17 November 2015, and proceeded to track northwestward to a position south of Guam on 20 November (above). Following a brief decrease in intensity on 18 September, In-fa began another period of intensification... Read More

Super Typhoon Atsani in the West Pacific Ocean

Super Typhoon Atsani reached Category 5 intensity early in the day on 19 August 2015; the storm displayed a nearly annular eyewall signature during much of the day on Himawari-8 infrared (10.4 µm) images (above; click image to play MP4 movie file). A large (64 Mbyte) animated GIF is available... Read More