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Category: NUCAPS

Dry (and dusty) air over the Caribbean

CSPP True Color imagery (link) above suggests a region of apparent dust over the eastern Caribbean Sea. That is, there is a hazy look to the imagery that persists even as the region of sun glint moves past. Suspended dust in the tropical Atlantic is known to suppress convection. Other... Read More

NUCAPS Cross Sections over the south Pacific

An animation from the CSPP Geosphere site, above (link), shows a quiescent period in/around Samoa and American Samoa. Low clouds (purple and pink) occasionally developed overnight into showers (dark red) that then dissipated.NOAA-20 overflew the Samoan islands at around 1200 UTC on 8 July, as shown in the toggle below... Read More