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Category: Training

Blowing snow signature over northern Hudson Bay

At the CIMSS Satellite Blog, we occasionally get emails from our readers. Yesterday’s (6 February 2024) email included this one: I was doing some forecasting for the Canadian Arctic today and noticed a veryimpressive blowing snow signature on satellite; not that blowing snow isuncommon up there, but rather that the... Read More

Using CSPP’s polar2grid to create mappings of sea-surface temperature

The Community Satellite Processing Package (CSPP) allows a user to manipulate VIIRS data to create high-quality, full-resolution imagery (see, for example, this I05 example, and this Day Night Band example, and this I01 example). In addition to single-band images, imagery for products such as Advanced Clear Sky Processor for Ocean (ACSPO) sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) can also be created, as shown above. Polar2grid software... Read More

LightningCast probabilities in the cool season

Seasonably cool Fall-like temperatures overspread the western Great Lakes and northern Plains on 5 October. The animation above shows the Day Cloud Phase Distinction overlain with LightningCast probability from 1321-1721 UTC on 5 October (that is, 8:21-12:21 CDT). SPC on this day was anticipating general thunder over northern Minnesota. Given that,... Read More