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Category: NOAA-20

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

Wildfires in Nova Scotia

GOES-16 (GOES-East) Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm) and Fire Power derived product images during the 5-day period from 27 May31 May 2023 (above) showed the thermal signature of wildfires burning in far southern Nova Scotia — which forced the evacuation of 40% of the residents in the area southwest of Shelburne (near airport... Read More