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Category: RealEarth

Super Typhoon Hinnamnor in the West Pacific

2.5-minute rapid scan JMA Himawari-8 Visible (0.64 µm) images (above) showed rapidly-intensifying Category 4 Typhoon Hinnamnor as it moved across the West Pacific Ocean (southeast of Japan) on 29 August 2022. Mesovortices within the eye were faintly evident though breaks in patchy high clouds overhead.2.5-minute Himawari-8 Infrared (10.4 µm) images (below) revealed... Read More

Grassland fire in North Dakota

GOES-16 (GOES-East) Fire Tempera ture RGB images (above) showed the rapid north-northwestward spread of a wind-driven grassland fire across Sioux County in far southern North Dakota during the early afternoon hours on 21 August 2022. South-southeasterly winds were gusting to 17-18 knots (19-21 mph) at surrounding METAR sites during that time period.The GOES-16 Fire Temperature... Read More

Sea ice in the Bering Sea

GOES-18 (GOES-West) True Color RGB images viewed using CSPP GeoSphere (above) showed the motion of sea ice filaments that had moved southward through the Bering Strait and into the northwestern Bering Sea (just off the coast of Chokotka Okrug, Russia) on 14 August 2022. A sequence of 375-meter resolution VIIRS False Color RGB... Read More